Media Advisory - Ontario's Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and Youth Amplifier to appear before legislative committee to address Bill 89, An Act to enact the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ -

Who:                   

Irwin Elman, Ontario's Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth


Ashley Ash, Youth Amplifier with the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth



What:                 

Standing Committee on Justice Policy will hold hearings on


Bill 89, An Act to enact the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (governing legislation for all provincial programs and services for children and youth)



Date:                   

Thursday, March 30, 2017



Time:                 

8:30-9:45 am


Media availability will begin at approximately 9:45 am.



Location:         

Ontario Legislature


111 Wellesley Street West, Toronto ON


Committee Room 1

 

About the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (the Advocate's Office) reports directly to the Legislature of Ontario and provides an independent voice for children and youth, including children with special needs and First Nations children. The advocates receive and respond to concerns from children, youth and families who are seeking or receiving services under the Child and Family Services Act and the Education Act (Provincial and Demonstration Schools).

The Advocate's Office can also conduct investigations and make recommendations to improve children's aid society services and services provided by residential licensees where a children's aid society is the placing agency.

The Office is guided by the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and has a strong commitment to youth involvement. For more information, visit: www.provincialadvocate.on.ca. For updates, read the Advocate's Blog and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

SOURCE Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

For further information: Media Contact: Akihiko Tse, Communications, Media Relations Coordinator, Tel: 416-325-5994 or Cell: 647-458-1204, akihiko.tse@provincialadvocate.on.ca

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