Media Advisory - TTC Bus Driver and Hospital for Sick Children Psychiatrist to be awarded 10th Annual Stand Up for Kids Award

Award recognizes local heroes who take action against child abuse and neglect


WHAT:  Stand Up for Kids Award Presentation
  The four Toronto Children's Aid Societies (Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Catholic Children's Aid Society ofToronto, Jewish Family & Child and Native Child and Family Services of Toronto) will award their tenth annualStand Up for Kids Awards to individuals that have shown an exceptional commitment to protecting vulnerable children from abuse and neglect.

  • Stand Up for Kids Award recipients, TTC bus driver Chris Paulson and Hospital for Sick Children  Psychiatrist, Dr. Johanne Roberge
  • Chris Paulson's alert observation and quick action while driving his route earlier this fall undoubtedly saved a toddler from serious harm
  • Dr. Roberge, Director, Psychiatry Emergency and Crisis Service leads a team of psychiatric professionals that provide prompt response to children and adolescents at risk or in crisis
  • Mary A. McConville, Executive Director, Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto
  • Kenn Richard, Executive Director, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
  • Howard Hurwitz, Director of Children's Services, Jewish Family & Child
  • David Rivard, Chief Executive Officer, Children's Aid Society of Toronto
WHEN:  Tuesday, November 8th at 10:30-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Children's Aid Society of Toronto, 7th Floor Auditorium, 30 Isabella Street


For further information:


Rob Thompson            Anne Rappé 
Children's Aid Society of Toronto    Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto
416-924-4640 ext. 2086     416-395-1506