Supporting the Work

A great deal of support is needed to ensure that the Children and Youth Planning Table is able to work collaboratively to improve the wellbeing of children and youth in Waterloo Region. Our Steering Committee, Advisory Teams and Staff work very hard to support the Children and Youth Planning Table.

  • Currently, our Steering Committee include the Chairs of any Working Group, Children and Youth Planning Table Co-chairs and Staff. The Steering Committee provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction to the Children and Youth Planning Table.

    • Debbie Engel – Co-Chair
    • Barb Cardow – Co-Chair
    • Jaime Jacomen – Virtual Access Team
    • Dorothy Snyder – Shared Foundation Implementation Team
    • Salima Alam-Hafeez – Shared Foundation Implementation Team
    • Kathy Payette – Collective Impact Recommendation Team
    • Alison Pearson – Staff
    • Shannon McIntyre – Staff
  • The Children and Youth Planning Table Data, Research and Evaluation Team is a ongoing, Standing Group of data, research and evaluation experts within our participating organizations. The Data Team is responsible for the tracking, collecting and analyzing the data to support our shared measurement and the Child and Youth Wellbeing Dashboard.

  • The Communication Advisory Team is an ongoing Standing Group that supports the Children and Youth Planning Table through effective communication strategies. The Communication Advisory Team aims to:

    • Ensure communication is nimble and responsive to needs of members
    • Increase the profile of the Children and Youth Planning Table in the broader community
    • Support members to find information and communicate with each other
    • Increase engagement of members
    • Support the sustainability of the Children and Youth Planning Table
  • Our Governance and Sustainability Working Groups support the long-term planning and sustainability planning for the Children and Youth Planning Table.  A new Governance Model will be ready mid-2018.

  • The Children and Youth Planning Table staff provide ongoing support to all functions of the Children and Youth Planning Table. This includes helping to guide vision and strategy, facilitating meetings and Working Groups, developing shared measurement practice, and mobilizing funding.

    Alison Pearson

    Manager
    Children and Youth Planning Table
    APearson@regionofwaterloo.ca
    519-575-4400 ext. 2375

    Monika Bodemer

    Program Assistant
    Children and Youth Planning Table
    MBodemer@regionofwaterloo.ca
    519-575-4400 ext. 2397

    Joana Lincho

    Social Planning Associate
    Children and Youth Planning Table
    JLincho@regionofwaterloo.ca
    519-575-4400 ext. 5068

     

    Shannon McIntyre

    Social Planning Associate
    Children and Youth Planning Table
    ShMcIntyre@regionofwaterloo.ca
    519-575-4400 ext. 5068

    Margie McLean

    Communications Coordinator
    Children and Youth Planning Table
    MMcLean@kwhab.ca
    519-498-6682

    Kristen Franks

    MSW Student
    Children and Youth Planning Table
    KFranks@regionofwaterloo.ca
    519-575-4400 ext. 5520