Hybrid event November 22 at 11:30 am - The child at the heart of youth protection

The child at the heart of youth protection

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


About the visiotraining by Jurivision

Understanding children's participation in youth protection proceedings in Quebec

Children's participation in youth proceedings is the theme of a brand new Jurivision.ca visiotraining session. This online, multimedia training session (in French), open to all, highlights the research of Professor Mona Paré, professor at the Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section, through the testimonies of female legal researchers and practitioners in the field of youth protection in Quebec.


See details about the recording below.

Date and time
Nov 22, 2022
All day
11:30 am — 12:50 pm
Format and location
Zoom webinar | FAUTEUX Hall
Organized by
in partnership with the Faculty of Law, as part of the Civil Law Section Lecture Series

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