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Posted: November 06, 2015

Hi everyone and welcome to my first blog!

Since I was first appointed as the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth in 2008, I’ve had the privilege of meeting thousands of extraordinary, talented children and youth. They tell me about their lives, their hopes for the future, and how they continue to struggle while under the province’s care and protection. I continue to be amazed and touched by their stories


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I recall one particular story told to me once by a young change-maker, and her experiences of what it feels like to be a leader of change in child welfare. She was one of many young people in and from care working to improve Ontario’s child welfare system and its communities for others who would come after her.


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