Quality & Innovation
Responsiveness & Flexibility
The decision to create such a partnership in 1995 was ground-breaking and it has caused a positive ripple effect at both the provincial and local level. Collaboration amongst associations continues to increase on a number of fronts including: research, advocacy, policy development and conferences. Local training gives staff from various agencies the chance to meet in an informal manner and subsequently many local partnerships and shared resources have developed.
Safeguards grew from a training project to a permanent training program and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 2004 with full support from the association partners. Each association nominates two representatives to sit on the on Safeguards’ Board of Directors. These representatives ensure training meets the needs of their sector.
Those who are eligible for reduced member fees for training are the staff of agencies who are members of one of the five association partners (see above).
Licensing boards and professional organizations will grant Continuing Education credits for attendance when you submit the course outline and certificate.
Children’s Mental Health Ontario
Steve Martin, Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville:
Leena Augimeri, Child Development Institute
Ontario Association of Young Parent Agencies
Janet Chappelle, Rose of Durham Young Parents Support Services;
Jane Kenny, Rosalie Hall
Community Living Ontario
Joel McIntyre, Community Living Ontario
Lee-Anne Dupuis, Community Living Essex County
Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth
Jeff Waplak, Quinte Children’s Homes
Donna Teather, CARE Family and Children Services
Association of Native Child and Family Service Agencies of Ontario
Stephan Borau, Association of Native Child and Family Service Agencies of Ontario
Tammy Hill, Association of Native Child and Family Service Agencies of Ontario
Angela Gerard, Mee-quam Youth Residence
Marie Parsons, Above Par Solutions