Election 2019: Getting Kids Back on the Radar

Last modified by Doug Maynard on 2019/09/20 02:47

This opening webinar will start with an overview of what is the current state of child health and well-being in Canada.  By reviewing a number of national and international reports on the state of child health, our panel will set the stage for why child and youth health should be on the agenda for all of the federal parties and candidates for the upcoming election.  

Our panel will examine the various election platforms as they pertain to child health issues, and we will finish the session by exploring some of the tools and resources that are available to support advocacy efforts related to the ongoing election campaigns.  

Our panel will include:

  • Sara Austin, Children First Canada
  • Marie Adele Davis, Canadian Pediatric Society
  • Lisa Wolff, UNICEF Canada
  • Emily Gruenwoldt, Children's Healthcare Canada and the Pediatric Chairs of Canada

Children’s Healthcare Canada has committed to playing a more active role in advocating for child and youth health issues, and we are also committed to encouraging and supporting our members as they become more active participants in being a voice for children and youth.

Join us for this webinar so you can learn more about what you can do to be an active participant in the election campaign, and be a voice for children and youth.

This webinar is part of a 4-part series highlighting Children's Healthcare Canada's activities related to the upcoming 2019 federal election.  For more information on this series, click here.  The 2019 federal election is an opportunity to #StandUpforKids and advance policy priorities which will directly impact health services delivery and health outcomes for Canada’s children and youth.  Children's Healthcare Canada is committed to supporting our members in your interactions with potential candidates.  Click here for tools and resources that may be helpful to you in your interactions with the different candidates during this election season.

Here some of the resources that have been made available to support your conversations during the election:

2936-0185-Edit (2).jpgSara Austin, Children First Canada

Sara Austin is a champion for children, with more than 20 years of Canadian and international experience.  As Founder and CEO of Children First Canada, she leads a national movement to make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up. Sara has led successful advocacy, public awareness and philanthropic campaigns, including the creation of the Canadian Children’s Charter, the Kids are Not Alright and Raising Canada, addressing the urgent need for action to invest in kids. Previously, Sara was CEO of the Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre, and has served as Vice Chair of York Region Children’s Aid Society and the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of the Child. Sara’s career began with World Vision, leading global initiatives to end violence against children including a campaign that resulted in the adoption of the UN’s 3rd Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Lisa Wolff Photo.jpgLisa Wolff, UNICEF Canada

Lisa Wolff is Director, Policy and Research at UNICEF Canada. Her mission is to promote public policy and practices in Canada that align with the principles and standards of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. She leverages UNICEF’s global strengths including data and innovation and works across sectors with many Canadian partners to advance the rights and well-being of Canada’s children. Lisa is a member of the Board of Directors of PREVNet. Lisa received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor-General of Canada in 2012.

Davis, Marie 2019.jpgMarie Adele Davis, Canadian Pediatric Society

Marie Adèle received a B.Sc. from McGill University and successfully completed her Masters of Business Administration at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.Marie Adèle has been the Executive Director of the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) since 1999. CPS is a national advocacy organization committed to the health needs of children and youth. It represents over 3500 child and youth health professionals.Marie Adèle is a member of the Strategy & Connected Care Committee at CHEO. She is an active volunteer at the Montfort Hospital in the Mental Health Unit and with Ottawa Therapy Dogs.

IMG_0964.jpgEmily Gruenwoldt, Children's Healthcare Canada and the Pediatric Chairs of Canada

Previous to her work with Children’s Healthcare Canada and PCC, Emily spent ten years with the Canadian Medical Association in various Director-level roles including Professional Affairs, Physician Learning and Development, and Strategy and Innovation.  Emily has significant healthcare governance experience having served two terms as a board member for both Carefor Home & Health Services and The Ottawa Hospital, and is a current member of the Arnprior Regional Health board. In 2017, Emily was recognized by the Ottawa Business Journal as a recipient of the Top Forty Under Forty Award. She has also been recognized by the Canadian College of Health Leaders as the national recipient of the Robert Zed Young Health Leader award (2011).

Created by Ann Watkins on 2019/08/09 17:17