Board of Directors

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 2018 is:

  • Kathy Vandergrift, Consultant and Child Rights Advocate – Chair and President
  • Tanya Suvilaakso, Child Rights and Protection Advisor, Plan Canada – Secretary
  • Mary Birdsell, Lawyer, Justice for Children and Youth – Treasurer
  • Lisa Wolff,  Director of Policy and ResearchUNICEF Canada – Policy Lead
  • Kate Butler, Lead, Human Rights and Learning, Maytree Foundation
  • Lee Ann Chapman, Triage Lawyer, PBLO at SickKids
  • Lisa Lachance, Executive Director, Wisdom2Action
  • Daleen Thomas, LLM
  • Christian Whalen, New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate
  • Laura Wright, Child Rights Consultant and PhD Candidate in Children’s Rights

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