Letters of Support – draft

Another way to support our goal of legislation is to write a letter of support in favour of legislation or urge your employer or college/university to write a letter and submit it to the OACYC.   We would like to gather letters of support from Ministries, leaders in our communities, employers of Child and Youth Workers, associations representing other professionals and other advocates of Child and Youth Care legislation.

We have recently received such a letter from the Provincial Advocate of Children and Youth, Irwin Elman.  Mr. Elman writes:

“Child and Youth Care Practitioners offer direct care to special needs children and youth, those in need of protection as described in the Child Family Services Act (CFSA). In addition they also work in residential treatment facilities, schools, hospitals, treatment centres, in the community, and offer services to vulnerable children and youth in Ontario and their families.

Children and Youth in Ontario have the right and are entitled to, consistent, high-quality care. Regulation of the Child and Youth Counsellor profession increases the chances that children and youth will find the care they need.”
Our Provincial Advocate is not our only supporter.  We have also recently received a letter from OARTY, Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth.  They have strongly stated their support of our request.  Their executive director, Rebecca Harris, writes:
“We firmly believe that legislation would require the provision of consistent high quality care to children and youth with accountability for child and youth care practitioners and we support your efforts to petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to pass and enact a Bill to regulate the profession of child and youth care in Ontario.”

We will continue to reach out to members of the community and invite you to do the same.

The OACYC respectfully asks that all supporters consider the distinctive educational and experiential credentials of child and youth care practitioners as key to the success of proposed policies, and ensure our voice is heard as we advocate for our profession and for the children and youth of Ontario.  Please provide us with a letter of support that outlines your views on the value of child and youth care practitioners and the need for legislation.

Some of the letters we have received with thanks:

Letter from BartimaeusLetter_of_Support_Bartimaeus

Letter from Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy (CACPT)Letter_of_Support_CACPT

Letter from Carpe DiemLetter_of_Support_Carpe_Diem

Letter from the Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations (CCCYCA)Letter_of_Support_CCCYCA_President

Letter from Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) – President & CEOLetter_of_Support_CHEO_Alex_Munter

Letter from Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) – uOttawa Medical Director and ChiefLetter_of_Support_CHEO_Ken_Farion

Letter from Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) – uOttawa Professor of Psychiatry and PaediatricsLetter_of_Support_CHEO_Simon_Davidson

Letter from CMHO Kim Moran, CEOLetter_of_Support_Kim_Moran_CEO_CMHO

Letter from Confederation CollegeLetter_of_Support_Confederation_College

Letter from Child and Youth Care Certification Board (CYCCB)Letter_of_Support_CYCCB

Letter from CYCP Carol StuartOACYC_support_Stuart

Letter from East MetroLetter_of_Support_East_Metro

Letter from Family Relationships Support ServicesLetter_of_Support_from_Family_Relationships_Support_Services

Letter from Ontario Residential Care AssociationLetter_of_support_ORCA

Letter from Hanrahan Youth ServicesLetter_of_Support_Hanrahan_Youth_Services

Letter from Humber College School of Social and Community ServicesLetter_of_Support_Humber

Letter from Lambton College Child and Youth Care Advanced Diploma ProgramLetter_of_Support_Lambton_College

Letter from MacEwan Univertity – Jack PhelanOACYC_support_Phelan

Letter from MPP John FraserFraser_letter_of_support_

Letter from Niagara College – Associate Dean of Community ServicesLetter_of_support_Niagara_College_2019_11_01

Letter from Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth (OARTY)Letter_of_Support_OARTY

Letter from a ParentLetter_of_Support_Parent_Andrea_Boulden

Letter from the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth of OntarioLetter_of_Support_Provincial_Advocate_for_Children_and_Youth_of_Ontario

Letter from Professional Student Services Personnel (PSSP)Letter_of_Support_PSSP

Letter from Ryerson University, School of Child and Youth CareLetter_of_Support_Ryerson_Director

Letter from Sarnia-Lambton ReboundLetter_of_Support_Sarnia_Lambton_Rebound

Letter from TDSB – Caring and Safe SchoolsLetter_of-Support_TDSB_Bill_Byrd

Letter from the TDSB – Executive SuperintendentLetter_of_Support_TDSB_Sandy

Letter from Thunder Bay Children’s Aid SocietyLetter_of_Support_Thunder_Bay_CAS

Letter from Thunder Bay Children’s CentreLetter_of_Support_Thunder_Bay_Childrens_Centre_D_Walker_

Letter from Thunder Bay Counselling CentreLetter_of_Support_Thunder_Bay_Counselling_Centre

Letter from TransformAction International – Thom GarfatOACYC_support_Garfat

Letter from William Osler Health CentreLetter_of_Support_William_Osler_Health_Centre

Letter from wm+a – CEOLetter_of_support_wm_a