Steps - Adoption and Foster Care

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.