Foster Care Council of Canada Announcement re: Mandatory 5 Year Review of Ontario’s Child Protection Legislation

Please read the press release below on behalf of the Foster Care Council of Canada, a non-profit public advocacy group made up of former foster children and their supporters. If you are near Queen’s Park in downtown Toronto at 1 pm this Friday, January 29th, 2010, please consider attending and showing your support for this worthy endeavour.

John Dunn
Executive Director
Foster Care Council of Canada
12-1160 Meadowlands Drive East
Ottawa, ON, K2E 6J2
1-613-220-1039
johndunn@afterfostercare.ca
http://www.afterfostercare.ca

Speakers:
John Dunn, Executive Director, Former Foster Child
Michele Farrugia (pronounced Mick-ay-lay farroogia), Director, Volunteer, Former Foster Child
David Witzel, Director, Former Foster Child

RE: MANDATORY 5-YEAR REVIEW OF ONTARIO’S CHILD PROTECTION LEGISLATION

Media Advisory / Press Release
For Immediate Release
January 29, 2010

NOTE: This media advisory is followed by the press release:

TORONTO (Queens Park Media Studio) – The Foster Care Council of Canada, an organization made up of former foster children and their supporters will be announcing their submission and recommendations to the Minister of Children and Youth Services in relation to the mandatory five-year review of the Child and Family Services Act which governs Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario.

The Council will also make two announcements regarding the formation of a permanent, citizen based, five-year review committee, and their “Ride for Accountability of Children’s Aid Societies” (RACAS) which is an awareness bicycle ride from Ottawa to Windsor.

Date: Friday, January 29, 2010

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Queens Park (Legislative Assembly of Ontario) in the media studio, University and Wellesley Aves., Toronto, Ontario

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