Transforming Ontario’s Child Welfare System to Improve Outcomes for Youth and Their Families: Challenges and Opportunities
2021-02-24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us in a conversation about Ontario’s Child Welfare Redesign Strategy released in July 2020. This conversation will feature a presentation by David Remington, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services!
Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX) and Practice & Research Together (PART) are pleased to co-present this critical conversation featuring a presentation by David Remington, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Children, Community & Social Services, about Ontario’s Child Welfare Redesign Strategy, released in July 2020.
This child welfare strategy was developed with input from youth, families, caregivers, Indigenous partners, lawyers, community organizations, frontline workers, and child welfare sector leaders. The strategy is focused on strengthening families and communities through prevention, early intervention, and seeking more permanent homes for children and youth in care when they cannot stay in their own homes or communities.
David’s presentation will be followed by an engaging discussion on the issues, challenges, and opportunities of transforming the child welfare system by our special guests:
Daniel Kikulwe, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, York University
Chanice McAnuff, Youth Advocate; Founder & CEO, Project Outside
Cheyanne Ratnam, Founder & Executive Lead/Director, Ontario Children’s Advancement Coalition; Independent Consultant
The conversation will be co-facilitated by Kathe Rogers, Program Director at YouthREX, and Sarah Head, Executive Director at PART.