Invitation from Darlene Bouwsema Deputy Minister Children’s Services to Community Engagement Meetings on Public Action Plan Regarding the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention Recommendations
In March 2018, the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention (MPCI) delivered 26 strong, consensus-based recommendations to strengthen the child intervention system. Government is taking action on the Panel recommendations to improve supports for vulnerable children and families. The panel recommended that Children’s Services engage with Indigenous people and other stakeholders as a part of co-creating a public action plan and reviewing the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA). This is one of many steps to implement the recommendations alongside Indigenous families, communities and leaders, and other vested partners. Engagement will produce a detailed, measurable public action plan by June 30, 2018.
I would like to invite you, or a representative from your organization, to participate in the Community Engagement Meetings. Four sessions will be held across the province:
Calgary April 25, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre 1316 – 33 Street NE
Lethbridge April 26, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sandman Hotel Lethbridge 421 Mayor Magrath Drive S
Edmonton April 30, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Coast Edmonton Plaza 10155 – 105 Street
Grande Prairie May 8, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pomeroy Hotel 11633 – 100 Street
Each session will have discussion tables focusing on the following themes:
Recommendations 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 23
- Support Families and Communities
Recommendations 8, 9 and 10
- Sustain Cultural Connections
Recommendations 11, 12 and 13
- Utilize the Strengths of Family Systems and Kinship Care Recommendations 14, 15, 16 and 17
- Support a Strong, Stable Workforce
Recommendations 18, 19 and 22
- Combatting Discriminatory Mindsets
- The Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act Review
- Knowledge Mobilization – Research and Data
Recommendations 24, 25 and 26
Please register online and select your preferred location and theme. If you have any questions, please email Aimee Caster, Engagement Specialist at [email protected].
Sincerely, Darlene Bouwsema Deputy Minister
Children’s Services, Government of Alberta T. 780-918-0079. [email protected]