2022 Meeting Schedule

We know how much members value the chance to connect with one another, even if only virtually. However, as we enter 2022, we have scaled back in the frequency of meeting together in order to address pandemic-specific needs, and also to recognize and appreciate the need to recover from the effects of living in a pandemic. We hope you will choose what works best for you in setting aside the time to connect with other members of the collaborative. To view available meeting materials from the below meetings, please click here.


All Member Meetings

CYPT Members are invited to participate in 2 full CYPT membership meetings. Anyone from a member organization (whether or not they are a Voting Member) is invited to participate and we invite members to share the meeting information with colleagues you think might be interested.

Thursday, June 6th
Time: 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Focus: TBD


Tuesday, November 15th to Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, each day
Focus: International Day of the Child


Voting Member Meetings

Representatives from Voting Member Organizations are being asked to participate in 2 Voting Member meetings. Participation can be by either the primary or secondary Voting Member Representative, both, or a designate the Voting Member Organization deems as suitable.


Tuesday, March 29th
Time: 11:45am to 1:45pm
Focus: Join us for a meeting with Voting Members and guest speaker jeewan chanicka (Director of Education, WRDSB).


Thursday, October 6th
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Focus: TBD

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CYPT 101 is an introduction to the collaborative and work done in our community to move the needle on improving child and youth well-being. This is a great opportunity for newer participants to get up to speed from the perspective of a CYPT Steering Committee member and a general member. CYPT 101 is designed for those who are not yet, or less familiar with CYPT. Members are also encouraged to attend if they would like to learn about how to make the most of their involvement with CYPT. 


Equity Open Space — ON HOLD

We’ve heard feedback from members that indicates more open-space opportunities to come together around equity considerations regarding children and youth would be appreciated. These sessions are open to any member interested in systemic equity issues that affect children and youth, and meaningful actions that can be taken.


CYPT Support Team Meetings

Support Teams are sub-committees of the Children and Youth Planning Table that function in perpetuity with the focus to generate resources and/or knowledge to ensure those working collectively to advance child and youth wellbeing has access to consistent, fulsome, system-level information.


Communications Action Team (CAT)

The Communication Advisory Team provides support to the Children and Youth Planning Table, providing expertise and guidance on effective communication strategies.


Note: At this time, the CAT team is not holding any meetings, but rather is moving the work forward through continuous email communications.


(If you would like to be a part of the CAT team and/or would like to receive more information about it, please reach out to Margie McLean.)



Continuous Professional Learning Committee (CPLC) — ON HOLD

The Continuous Professional Learning Committee promotes a system wide approach to professional learning that invites diverse expertise from within Waterloo Region and beyond to engage learners in meaningful and impactful experiences that advance equitable practices, social inclusion and healthy development.


(If you would like to be a part of the CPLC team and/or would like to receive more information about it, please reach out to Silviu Kondan.)



Data, Research, and Evaluation Team (DRE) — ON HOLD

The Data, Research and Evaluation Team provides data, research and evaluation support and strategies that promote the work of the Children and Youth Planning Table.


(If you would like to be a part of the DRE team and/or would like to receive more information about it, please reach out to Silviu Kondan.)


CYPT Working Groups

Working Groups are time limited sub-committees of the CYPT that take action on particular projects or focus areas identified by the broad membership and/or Voting Members.


Brain Story Mobilization Working Group (BSMWG) — ON HOLD

To learn more about the work of the BSMWG, please reach out to Wanda Kampijan.


Pandemic Working Group (PWG)

In 2022, PWG will meet at-minimum on a monthly basis the following dates, with the possibility of more dates being added in order to address pressing pandemic-specific needs. To learn more about the work of the PWG, please reach out to Alison Pearson.