© 2022 Children and youth planning table of waterloo region
The Steering Committee of the Children and Youth Planning Table (CYPT) provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction to the overall work of the collaborative. They have responsibility for considering the interconnectedness of the work of the CYPT, as well as the work of the Table in relation to the bigger broader system/landscape.
The Steering Committee is comprised of the CYPT Co-Chairs, Past Chair, Chairs of any active Working Group and Nested Group, 1-2 Voting Members and Backbone Staff. Chairs of Support Groups participate as requested and representation from prenatal, early years, middle years and adolescent years is ensured. See the Steering Committee Terms of Reference section for further details.
Currently, our Steering Committee includes the Chairs of any Working Group, Nested 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.
Co-Chair - Children and Youth Planning Table
Co-Chair - Children and Youth Planning Table (Interim from January to June 2024.)
Heather Fedy – Lead Agency for Mental Health
Stacey McCormick – Early Years Steering Committee Co-Chair
Judy Merkel – Waterloo Catholic District School Board
Kathilee Porter – Early Learning & Literacy Alliance of Waterloo Region (ELLA) Chair
Karen Spencer – Pandemic Working Group Chair
Oluseun Olayinka – Voting Member at Large
Matthew Chandy – Region of Waterloo
Scott Miller – Waterloo Region District School Board
Grace Bermingham – Early Years Steering Committee Co-Chair
Goranka Vukelich – Former CYPT Co-Chair
Wanda Kampijan – Parenting Alliance of Waterloo Region Co-Chair
Debbie Engel – Brain Story Mobilization Working Group Tri-Chair
Kathryn Barratt – John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington
Alison Pearson – CYPT Manager