Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Proposal to the Child Welfare League of Canada

I made a proposal to the Child Welfare League of Canada today to request an opportunity to make a presentation to their Board of Directors to seek their endorsement of children and youth in foster care becoming members of the Children's Aid Societies in Ontario as a means of strengthening their voices and powers of oversight in regard to decisions made about their lives as required of them by Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which reads as follows:

Article 12

1. States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.

2. For this purpose, the child shall in particular be provided the opportunity to be heard in any judicial and administrative proceedings affecting the child, either directly, or through a representative or an appropriate body, in a manner consistent with the procedural rules of national law.

Their response will be posted here.

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