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“MINISTRY STAKEHOLDER” = Meet 4 times a year with ADMs from Ministry of Solicitor General and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services 

Formal input provided as requested from Ministry representatives on:

  • Community Service Review (SolGen)
    •  Bill 6   ~ Bill 375
    • Serious Occurrence Reporting (CYFSA)
    • Feedback on Ontario’s Quality Standards Framework (residential settings)
    • STAC membership
    • EJS Piolet Project
    • House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights meeting (PSRs and Mental Health)- Written and verbal presentation
    • Regular presentations at Correctional Services Recruitment and Training Centre

Research: Participation in Brain Injury Project (UofT) as a Program Advisory member.  Goal of knowledge transfer & awareness

Members provided input for Justice Topics to Ministry on: 

  • New Child Youth and Family Services Act re Custody review board, searches and de-escalation
    • Legislation of Marijuana
    • Roles of POs and mental health courts
    • Bill 57 – Provincial Advocate Role
    • Naloxone and Probation Officer Safety
    • Transformation of Youth Justice
    • Increase in youth violence in Hamilton Area

Professional development days throughout province on topics related to guns and gangs, drug recognition, hate crime, self care, victims of crime, human trafficking, mindfulness, child abuse images, hate crimes, internet safety

Provided Educational Bursary for Child of Member for 2019

Invaluable contributions to Community Champions

  • Special Olympics – Torch Runs
    • Attendance at Corrections Memorials
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Local Food Banks
    • Golf Tournaments
    • Community fundraising events/Toy Drives / United Way

NETWORKING with peers within Province = Fellowship, Education, Recognition

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