Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Council Seeks OACAS Submissions to Government

The Foster Care Council of Canada has sent a letter to the executive director of a provincially registered lobbyist organization, the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies seeking copies of materials they submitted on behalf of the provinces Children's Aid Societies to the government and to the Legislative Assembly regarding important child welfare related matters, including the pending five-year review of the Child and Family Services Act.

See the letter below:



Jeanette Lewis
Executive Director
Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS)
Toronto, ON

Tues. Dec. 01, 2009

Jeanette Lewis,

I read on page 16 of the OACAS's latest annual report (2008/09), that the OACAS, on behalf of Ontario's publicly funded Children's Aid Societies, has made made proposals to the Government of Ontario for Child and Family Services Act amendments, that the OACAS submitted speaking notes, backgrounders, and submissions to Standing Committees of the Legislative Assembly regarding access to CAS records, Ombudsman Oversight, and pending Corporations Act changes.

Since the OACAS's last Income Statement shows that the OACAS is funded by over $8.3 Million dollars in tax-payers money annually, would you be able to send me copies of the above mentioned speaking notes, backgrounders, submissions and proposals for distribution to the tax-paying public?

I ask this because of the fact that all of these materials mentioned, especially ones regarding the pending 2010 review of the Child and Family Services Act are critically important issues affecting children, youth and their families who are involved with, and whose lives are seriously affected by a Society.

Your response, with copies of these materials attached, or at the very least, a list of such materials that I could select from, would be greatly appreciated.


Sincerely
John Dunn
Executive Director
The Foster Care Council of Canada
613-220-1039
http://www.afterfostercare.ca

Foster Care News Blog
http://www.fostercarenews.blogspot.com

Also read about the Ride for Accountability in 2010
http://afterfostercare.wetpaint.com/page/RACAS


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