Community Advisory Council

In 2016, Durham CAS partnered with community leaders in Durham Region to form the Community Advisory Council.  The purpose of the Council is to provide a collaborative and transparent forum to raise and discuss systemic issues relating to child welfare in Durham Region’s Black and/or oppressed communities, and to make suggestions and recommendations to the attention of the Society.  The responsibilities of the Council are:

  • to serve in an advisory and consultative capacity, making recommendations to improve the service experience of children, youth and families;
  • to identify challenges and opportunities around system issues, including racism;
  • to advance community engagement.

For more information, please see the full terms of reference. Council members, resource material and meeting minutes can be viewed below.

To contact the Community Advisory Council, please email

Find out more about the Building Bridges Community Consultation sessions organized by the Community Advisory Council by visiting the Building Bridges section of this website.