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:

  • Hala Mreiwed, PhD, Assistant Professor at King’s University College at Western University – Co-Chair
  • Terence Hamilton, Policy Specialist, UNICEF Canada- Co-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
  • 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
  • Ashley Vandermorris, MC, FRCPC, Staff Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Sick Kids Hospital. Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto
  • Cheryl Perera
  • Sharlene Weitzman
  • Danielle Dionne, Q. Med, Parent Practitioner
  • Anamika Baijnath
  • Prudence Caldairou-Bessette
  • Rubul Thind