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1 week ago

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TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SEND IN WRITTEN COMMENTS ON THE CUTS TO THE ONTARIO CHILD ADVOCATE! Due at 6pm!

Bill 57 is going to Committee. Submission Deadline: Mon, Dec 3rd, 2018 by 6:00 pm. There is still time for you to make a difference in the lives of our Children and Youth. bit.ly/2KHN7Yu #YouHaveAVoice #Bill57

Send your submission by email to:
The Clerk
Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
Committee Clerk: Timothy Bryan
RE: Bill 57, Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018.
comm-financeaffairs@ola.org

Include your name and who you are in the email.Bill 57 is going to Committee. Submission Deadline: Mon, Dec 3rd, 2018 by 6:00 pm. There is still time for you to make a difference in the lives of our Children and Youth. bit.ly/2KHN7Yu #YouHaveAVoice #Bill57
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2 weeks ago

Youth in Care Canada

Announcement on Indigenous child welfare happening now with Minister Jane Philpott and the leaders of NIOs!

CBC Indigenous
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed, and Métis National Council President Clément Chartier, are speaking about Indigenous child and family services and next steps for reform.
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If you are a youth in/from care in Ontario and want your voice heard about the removal of the Ontario Child Advocate, read this now!

THE DEADLINE TO ASK TO SPEAK TO THE COMMITTEE IS TODAY AT 5PM!

We have just learned Bill 57 is going to Committee. This is an opportunity to have your voice heard. There are different ways to be heard:

1. Make a written submission on what you want the committee to know
2. Ask to talk to the committee in person
3. Do both

~ APPEAR BEFORE COMMITTEE ~

Deadline: you must ask to speak to the committee by Wednesday, November 28th, by 5pm. Requests to appear should be made as soon as possible.

To request a chance to talk to the committee in person send an email to the Clerk of the committee. Give your name and who you are or your title if you are speaking for an organization, ie: I am a student with lived experience in group homes.

Send your request to appear to the Clerk by email:
Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
Committee Clerk: Timothy Bryan
RE: Bill 57, Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018.
comm-financeaffairs@ola.org

Details
Committee Meeting Date: Mon 3 Dec
Time: 9:00-10:00am and 2:00-6:00pm
Where: Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON

The Committee will select who will appear in person. Making a request does not guarantee you will be selected.
The committee will schedule your time slot and let you know in advance if you will appear.
You will have only 5 minutes to speak. Have your comments ready to make the best use of your time.
Members of the Committee can ask you questions after you speak.
What you say will be part of the official public record of the committee. Your name and what you say will be published in the committee’s transcripts (Hansard). Your presentation may be recorded for broadcast on the Legislative Assembly’s television service or website. The public can ask to view your written submission and make copies of it.
If you request to appear in person be sure you are available on Dec 3 at the times listed.

~ MAKE A WRITTEN SUBMISSION ~

Deadline to send your submission is Monday, December 3, by 6:00 pm

Send your submission by email to:
The Clerk
Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
Committee Clerk: Timothy Bryan
RE: Bill 57, Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018.
comm-financeaffairs@ola.org

Include your name and who you are. What you tell the Committee will be part of the official public record of the committee. Your name and what you say will be available to the public. The public can ask to see your written submission and make copies of it.

#YouthinCare #ChildWelfare #OntarioChildAdvocate #OPACY #OCA #ONPoli
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3 weeks ago

Youth in Care Canada

“Culture is crucial to child development. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child guarantees a child's right to culture. Let's make sure they know it. #ChildRightsEducationWeek #KidsHaveRights #OurVoicesMatter #CREW”Culture is crucial to child development. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child guarantees a child's right to culture. Let's make sure they know it. #ChildRightsEducationWeek #KidsHaveRights #OurVoicesMatter #CREW ...

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