"We Need Families" - Youth in Care hold press conference on Parliament Hill
on Family Day

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
                     11:30 a.m.

    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
                     Jim Watson

    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

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