Response to the request for advice on strengthening family-based care from the Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare. On February 11, 2012, 15 members of YPAAG met in Toronto. Part of the group’s time was spent on developing responses to the questions asked by the Commission. As a large group, the documents from the Commission were reviewed and the questions were discussed overall. The group then broke into four smaller groups and worked on the individual “requests”. In each group there was a recorder, a presenter and report assistant (provide input for final write up). Afterwards, the group came back as a whole again. The sub groups presented what they had worked on and the large group was offered time to provide feedback and make additions. As a take-away, the report assistants were asked to provide a summary of their groups’ work which also was to include the additional input from the larger group. The YouthCAN Program Coordinator then completed the final write up based on the report assistants’ summaries and provided the document to YPAAG members. Click here for download.