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.  Current board members are:

  • Kate Butler, PhD, Children’s Rights Consultant – Chair
  • Hala Mreiwed, PhD, Assistant Professor at King’s University College at Western University – Vice-Chair
  • Emily Chan, Lawyer, Justice for Children and Youth – Treasurer
  • Tara Black, PhD, Assistant Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto – Secretary
  • Robyn Aaron, Child Rights Specialist
  • Daniella Bendo, PhD, Assistant Professor at King’s University College at Western University
  • Candace Blake-Amarante, PhD., Playwright and Children’s Author
  • Teyohá:te Brant, Health Systems Researcher
  • Terence Hamilton, Policy Specialist, UNICEF Canada
  • Olivia Lecoufle, Child Rights and Child Protection Advisor at Save the Children Canada
  • Michael Saini, Ph.D., M.S.W., R.S.W., Professor, Factor-Inwentash Chair in Law and Social Work. University of Toronto
  • Laura Wright, PhD, Director of Participatory Methodologies at the International Institute for Child Rights and Development, and Teaching and Research Fellow, Childhood and Youth Studies, at the University of Edinburgh
  • Ashley Vandermorris, MC, FRCPC, Staff Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Sick Kids Hospital. Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto

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