Supporting Child and Youth Development: New Ontario Initiatives


Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Sean Twyford

Co-presenters: Sean Twyford, Ministry of Children and Youth Services; Kim Charteris, YMCA Ontario; Diane English, Parks and Recreation Ontario

This session reviews two provincial initiatives introduced in the past year that may influence how communities serve children and youth:

  1. Stepping Up, an evidence-based framework for youth initiatives that local governments have begun to incorporate into planning. Examines the community response and how the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services is supporting these municipalities.
  2. Reviews relevant sections of the recently introduced Child Care Modernization Act and considers what effect, if any, this new legislation will have on parks and recreation service delivery. 

A presentation from the 2014 Parks and Recreation Ontario Educational Forum and Trade Show.

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