The Quebec Association of Educators seeks to involve all practitioners who work in the field of child, youth and lifespan care.
The membership includes child, youth and lifespan care staff, supervisors, administrators, teachers and organizations who are involved in caring for, and working within the lifespan of children, youth, adults and families.
Tony is the Founder and first President of the Quebec Association of Educators (1985). He has been in the field of child and youth care for four decades, from the early beginnings as an Educator, line manager, program coordinator, trainer/consultant and recently as a content specialist at Champlain College.
He also worked for 38 years at Batshaw Youth & Family Centres and the recipient of the Ruth and Manny Batshaw Award of Excellence in 2009. Tony was also the recipient of the (APER) Provincial Manager's Association Award for 2014.
He holds a Master's degree in Child & Youth Care Administration. Novasoutheastern University. Bachelor's Degree. Major in Psych. Concordia University.
Tony also served on a number of professional Boards and was the Chairman of the International Child & Youth Care conferences from 1991 to 2009.
Tony continues to be active in promoting professionalization of the field Child & youth care and has formed partnership's with Association des éducateur et éducatrice du Québec with the goal of gaining entrance in the "Order of Professions" in the Province of Quebec.
Tony is an active supporter of youth-in-care and front-line staff. He continues to mentor others to carry the CYC TORCH and keep the flame burning for a brighter future for all.
Graduated from the Special Care Counselling program at Vanier College, Que, Canada in 1999.
An Alumni of care herself, Melanie began her career at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres as an Educator in 2006. She teaches life skills to older adolescents in care who are transitioning into independent living.
In 2009, Melanie became President of the Quebec Association of Educators and has actively been involved ever since.
Melanie continues to be the QAE President and more recently, she's been appointed by the CCCYCA to be the ACYCP (American Council of Youth and Child Care Practitioners) liaison, the Chair of the communications committee and the Liaison to the National Youth in Care Network.
Amy has been the QAE administrative assistant for more than 2 years. She has been working in the admininstration field for the past 14 years (Almost 10 of them in the Department of Youth Protection).
Amy graduated from Mother House College in 2003 with an AEC in Office Management and Administration.
Previously, Amy was in the culinary field. Cooking has become one of her passions, and she love to try new recipes for her family and friends.