2010 Advocacy Award
Parent Advocacy Committee of the Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre
The Parent Advocacy Committee of the Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre
was formed in 2009 to develop strategies and actions to bring government attention to the needs of children in our sector. They
enthusiastically began a letter writing campaign to the Minister of
Children and Youth Services. When Laurel Broten was appointed our new
Minister in October 2009, the parents of Niagara Peninsula Children’s
Centre were pleased to host her in one of her first CTC visits.
Building on the work undertaken by this energetic group of parents,
OACRS devised the “Every Kid Matters” family postcard campaign,
resulting in over 500 cards being received by Minister Broten from every
part of the province.
OACRS, its member CTCs and families work very hard to develop a positive relationship with MCYS.
This past year is evidence of that work and the strong impact parent advocates have on government representatives.
OACRS is delighted to acknowledge the Niagara Peninsula Children’s
Centre Parent Advocacy Committee for their initiative, enthusiasm, and