Friday, January 23, 2009

Council Makes 3rd Request for CAS Membership Application Form


UPDATE: The Council received a letter from the Past President, Brian McKee, of the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa stating that the Society requires proof of incorporation before they can provide us with a membership form. Until the Council obtains official corporate status, we will be unable to apply with the Society

PREVIOUS UPDATE: Barbara MacKinnon responded Tuesday January 27, 2009 to let us know that the membership application request letter has been forwarded to the Membership Committee of the Board for review.


Letter of response from Society

Dear Mr. Dunn,

I received your January 23, 2009 email.

The email has been forwarded to the Board Membership Committee members.

On another topic, since you were not able to attend the January Board
Meeting to do your presentation due to the bad weather....are you
interested in presenting to the Board of Directors Meeting in February?
Just let us know what would work best for you.

Thank you.

Barbara MacKinnon
Executive Director
Children's Aid Society of Ottawa
1602 Telesat Court,
Ottawa K1B 1B1
747-7800 ext 2600


Original Posting Below:


The Council has made three requests of the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa for a membership application and as of yet has not heard any response. The request letter and the follow-up letters of request are posted below.


Barbara MacKinnon
Executive Director
The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa
1602 Telesat Court
Ottawa, ON
K1B 1B1

Date: December, 08, 2008

RE: Society Membership Application

Barbara MacKinnon,

The Foster Care Council of Canada (the Council) is an organization made up of of both current and former child-welfare service clients and their supporters which both carries on business and has its head office within the City of Ottawa.

It is the Council's understanding that in order for an organization to apply for a membership with the Society, the organization must conduct business within the City of Ottawa and it must uphold the Society's mission which reads as follows:

"The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa is committed to protecting the children and youth of our community from all forms or abuse and neglect. We work to keep them safe and secure, both within their families and the communities in which they live"

The Council's mission statement reads as follows:

"Involving current and former child-welfare service clients in the process of improving the quality and accountability of child-welfare services through a strong, united voice"

Since the quality and accountability of child-welfare services as provided by the Society to children and youth are essential to ensuring they are protected from all forms of abuse and neglect therefore keeping them safe and secure within their families and in the communities in which they live, communities which include foster homes, group homes, and other places of safety or custody as defined in the Child and Family Services Act, it is the genuine interest of the Council to support and become involved in ensuring that the Society meets its mission.

The Council also has a genuine interest in, and is dedicated to, helping raise awareness of the important work which is undertaken by the Society, in addition to promoting the notion that the well-being of children and youth is the responsibility of the whole community, a notion which is shared by the Society and which is central to the work the Council is engaged in.

Therefore, and in closing, I would like to request from the Society that a copy of the Society's most recent membership application be mailed to our head office, the address of which can be found in our letterhead.

Sincerely,


John Dunn
Executive Director
The Foster Care Council of Canada



Emails below:


RE: CAS Membership‏

From: John Dunn (afterfostercare@hotmail.com)

Sent: January 23, 2009 2:10:56 PM

To: Louise Carrière (lcarriere@casott.on.ca); Barbara Mackinnon (barbara.mackinnon@casott.on.ca)

Cc: Afterfostercare-exec afterfostercare-exec (afterfostercare-exec@yahoogroups.com); Horwath - QP, Andrea (ahorwath-qp@ndp.on.ca); Andre Marin (amarin@ombudsman.on.ca); Julia Munro (julia.munro@pc.ola.org); Kathy (CSS) Neff (kathy.neff@ontario.ca); Susan Bihun (susan.bihun@css.gov.on.ca); Irwin Elman (irwin.elman@provincialadvocate.on.ca); Pierre Viger (pviger@casott.on.ca); Tracy EngleKingCASOtt (tengelking@casott.on.ca)

Attachments: 1 attachment(s) council_c...pdf (84.4 KB)

Barbara MacKinnon
Executive Director
Children's Aid Society of Ottawa
1602 Telesat Court
K1B 1B1
613-747-7800

Date: January 23, 2009

Barbara MacKinnon and Tracey Engelking (Membership Committee)

On December 08, 2008 and January 15 2009, I submitted requests to you seeking a Society membership application for the Foster Care Council of Canada.

Therefore, I would like to submit a third request for an application form again. See the attached request as submitted on December 08, 2008.

If the Society has already sent an application please disregard this request.



Sincerely
John Dunn
Executive Director
The Foster Care Council of Canada
http://www.afterfostercare.ca




From: afterfostercare@hotmail.com
To: lcarriere@casott.on.ca; barbara.mackinnon@casott.on.ca
CC: afterfostercare-exec@yahoogroups.com; ahorwath-qp@ndp.on.ca; amarin@ombudsman.on.ca; julia.munro@pc.ola.org; kathy.neff@ontario.ca; susan.bihun@css.gov.on.ca
Subject: RE: CAS Membership
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 01:50:06 -0500

Barbara MacKinnon
Executive Director
Children's Aid Society of Ottawa
1602 Telesat Court
K1B 1B1
613-747-7800

Date: January 15, 2009

Barbara MacKinnon,

On December 08, 2008 I submitted a request to you for a Society membership application. I understand with the Christmas holidays things can be busy, therefore I would like to submit a follow-up request for an application form again. See the attached request as submitted on December 08, 2008.



Sincerely
John Dunn
Executive Director
The Foster Care Council of Canada
http://www.afterfostercare.ca




From: afterfostercare@hotmail.com
To: lcarriere@casott.on.ca; barbara.mackinnon@casott.on.ca
CC: afterfostercare-exec@yahoogroups.com; ahorwath-qp@ndp.on.ca; amarin@ombudsman.on.ca; julia.munro@pc.ola.org; kathy.neff@ontario.ca; susan.bihun@css.gov.on.ca
Subject: CAS Membership
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 10:33:02 -0500

Barbara MacKinnon
Executive Director
Children's Aid Society of Ottawa
1602 Telesat Court
K1B 1B1
613-747-7800

Date: December 08, 2008

Barbara MacKinnon,

Please see the attached membership application form request as approved by the members of the Foster Care Council of Canada.

You will also find attached as an FYI for the Board of Directors a transcript of presentations regarding Bill 103 which was sent to the Social Policy Committee of the Legislative Assembly and was spoken to by members of the public, the Child Advocate and others as this Bill will have an effect on the Society.

Sincerely
John Dunn
Executive Director
The Foster Care Council of Canada
http://www.afterfostercare.ca

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