The Child at the Heart of Youth Protection

November 22, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 11:50 am
Hybrid Event
Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child (IRLRC)

An important reflection on youth protection in Quebec has taken place with the work of the Laurent Commission. The Commission’s recommendations led to amendments to the Youth Protection Act in 2022 to ensure that the child is truly at the heart of the decisions made. But is the child also at the heart of the proceedings? Are their voices being heard? How do we ensure that the child can participate in a way that respects his or her interests and rights? Youth protection actors will discuss good practices and challenges in child participation in youth protection proceedings. This event will also be the occasion to launch a visiotraining on this topic published by Jurivision.


Diane Bé | Moderator
Ph.D. Candidate in Law & Member of the IRLRC

Sylvain Meunier
Judge of the Youth Division, Court of Quebec

Émilie De Bellefeuille
Centre intégré de santé et des services sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO) Litigation Lawyer (represents Youth Protection (DPJ) at the Tribunal)

Marie-Christine Fournier
Legal Aid Lawyer (represents the children at the Tribunal)

Renée-Claude Raby
Social worker at CISSSO (DPJ)

Kassandra Guay-Paquette
Teenager with experience at the Tribunal

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Join us in the FAUTEUX Hall, room FTX232 (57 Louis-Pasteur Private, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5).