OTTAWA, Feb. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Youth in Care use their voice and stand together to bring awareness to the need for foster families across Eastern Ontario. During the third annual Foster a Snow Angel event, youth in care are inviting the community to make angels on Parliament Hill. This emotionally charged event aims at bringing much needed attention to the number of children and youth in Eastern Ontario who need families.
Foster families and their children from Belleville to Cornwall, Pembroke to Brockville will be converging on Parliament Hill to demonstrate the need for foster families for children in the care of Children's Aid Societies in Eastern Ontario by making snow angels. Each snow angel represents a child or youth in care waiting for a family.
During their press conference the youth in care will speak of their personal experiences and will be introducing the special guests.
When: Day in Ontario
Monday, February 15, 2010
Where: Parliament Hill, Ottawa
The event will take place on both sides of
Centennial Flame before the steps
Special Guests: Senator The Honourable Jim Munson
Sénateure Lucie Pépin
MP The Honourable Peter Milliken
MP Paul Dewar
Députée l'honorable Madeleine Meilleur
MPP Yasir Naqvi
Your Worship Larry O'Brien, Mayor of Ottawa
Clive Doucet, City Councillor
Photo ops & Interviews:
* The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa has ensured that the youth in
care who are participating in the press conference and those
identified as spokespeople can be photographed and interviewed.
Proper consents have been obtained therefore the media will not be in
contravention of section 45 of the CFSA. France Clost of the
Children's Aid Society of Ottawa Communications Office will assist
the media with photo ops at the event. Should the media have
questions regarding confidentiality requirements or the CFSA, please
contact France Clost.
SOURCE Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa
For further information: For further information: Eastern Zone Children's Aid Societies: France Clost, Communications, The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa, (613) 747-7800 ex. 2033, (613) 513-8842 (mobile), http://www.casott.on.ca