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:
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.”
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.