The coalition operates as a charitable organization under federal legislation. The board, elected at each AGM, includes representatives of child rights organizations, individual advocates, and academic specialists on child rights. The board for 2017 is:

  • Kathy Vandergrift, Consultant and Child Rights Advocate – Chair and President
  • LeeAnn Chapman, PBLO, Children’s Hospital Projects – Vice-President, Policy
  • Laetitia Angba, Fondation du Dr. Julien – Vice-President, Communications
  • Christian Whalen, New Brunswick Office of the Child and Youth Advocate, Bureau du défenseur des enfants et de la jeunesse – Vice-Chair
  • Mary Birdsell, Lawyer, Justice for Children and Youth – Treasurer
  • Lisa Wolff, UNICEF Canada – Recording Secretary
  • Cheryl Milne, Executive Director, David Asper Center for Constitutional Law –  Membership Secretary
  • Tanja Suvilaakso,  Child Rights and Protection Advisor, Plan Canada

The CCRC invites expressions of interest to join working committees and/or a board role in 2018.  For more information please contact us.