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2nd Annual Parents’ Conference

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Return Our Children Home Canada is proud to launch its second annual Parents’ Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, April 24-27, 2023. For more information, visit: https://returnourchildrenhome.ca/ottawa-2023

Ottawa 2022: Vigil on Parliament Hill

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This is the third in a series of posts about the 2022 Return Our Children Home Canada conference in Ottawa. For the first, click here.

Return Our Children Home Canada connects and supports parents of internationally abducted children — it is our most regular activity. But in a country as large as Canada, it is rare to be able to do this in person. During our 2022 conference we organized an in-person vigil on Parliament Hill, centering our children as the primary victims.

Our thanks to our volunteer videographers — Michelle, Rayenne, and others!

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Ottawa 2022: International Conversations

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This is the second in a series of posts about the 2022 Return Our Children Home Canada conference in Ottawa. For the first, click here.

While the Return Our Children Home Canada conference was focused on gathering parents in Canada’s capital, our work is implicitly international. Our children were abducted across an international boundary. Our familiar legal system is complicated and failure-prone enough — but each of us now also needs to learn about one or even two more legal systems, and all the relevant international agreements that they might share.

The only hope we have in navigating this complexity is partnership and communication.

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Ottawa 2022: First Annual Conference

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This is the first of a series of posts about Return Our Children Home Canada’s first annual conference in Ottawa, Ontario, held from April 25th to April 28th, 2022.

Return Our Children Home Canada launched remotely in 2021 as a non-profit organization – in the middle of the pandemic – with ambitious goals and zero budget. However, the idea of gathering for some in-person work has always been in the back of our minds…

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