Adoption & Foster Care - Steps we are taking

March 22, 2012 – “Day On The Hill‘ CWLC policy event in Ottawa, ON.

In attendance

  • Joel Bowen, Senior Staff to MP Rodger Cuzner, Liberal Critic for Human Resources & Skills Development and Labour
  • Rick Theis, Office of the Liberal Leader
  • Christian Dicks, Legislative Assistant, Office of the Honourable Jim Munson
  • Darlene MacDonald, Deputy Children’s Advocate, Province of MB (CWLC member)
  • George Savoury, Executive Director, Family and Community Supports, NS (CWLC member)
  • Peter Dudding, CEO, CWLC
  • Gordon Phaneuf, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CWLC
  • Jeff Denault, Consultant, CWLC

Topics discussed

  • Youth engagement in government was identified as a specific activity.
  • Senator Munson’s staff will meet with child and youth Provincial/Territorial Advocates regarding the Private Members Bill on the creation of a National Children’s Commissioner, tabled by Marc Garneau, Liberal MP for Westmount–Ville-Marie.
  • Creation of Child and Youth Advisory Committee to Parliament as an interim step in involving youth in government.

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