2023 Meeting Schedule

We know how much members value the chance to connect with one another. Please note below dates for planned meetings in 2023.


All Member Meetings

These meetings are open to anyone in a member organization, as well as anyone who would like to learn more about the work. We invite members to share the meeting information with colleagues you think might be interested.

CYPT Annual Forum


The CYPT Annual is an opportunity for all CYPT members to gather, plan, and learn together. This year the event will be a mix of virtual and in-person.

Its held over two days:

  • Monday, Nov 20; 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday Nov 21; 1pm to 5pm

For more information, and to register, please click here.



Voting Member Meetings

Representatives from Voting Member Organizations are being asked to participate in 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.


No VM meetings are scheduled for the remainder of the year.

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CYPT 101 — Future meetings TBD

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 — Future meetings TBD

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 Action Team provides support to the Children and Youth Planning Table, providing expertise and guidance on effective communication strategies. If you want to join the CAT Team or want more information, please email Christine at CFrim@regionofwaterloo.ca.



Continuous Professional Learning Committee (CPLC)

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 want to join the CPLC team or want more information, please email Sevil at SBerenji@regionofwaterloo.ca.



Data, Research, and Evaluation Team (DRE)

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 want to join the DRE team or want more information, please email Dan at DVandebelt@regionofwaterloo.ca.


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)

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



Pandemic Working Group (PWG)

PWG meets on a monthly basis. To learn more about the work of the PWG, please reach out to Alison Pearson.



Well-being Shared Measurement Working Group (WSMWG)

To learn more about the work of the BSMWG, please reach out to Alison Pearson.