Burns Memorial Fund and Max Bell Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Reynolds and Suzanne Tough as Senior Policy Fellows. The jointly-funded Fellowships launch a partnership between the two foundations in support of evidence-based public policy to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and youth.
Ms. Reynolds and Dr. Tough will work together for a two-year term to examine issues related to permanency and continuity of care, with the goal of advancing policy supporting resilience and stable relational networks of vulnerable children and youth in Alberta. Stakeholder engagement and co-design will be integral components of the work.
The Fellows are experts in child and youth health and well-being and have extensive experience in government, not-for-profit organizations, academia, research, and training.
Ms. Reynolds and Dr. Tough will officially begin their Fellowship terms on November 1, 2017. A launch and stakeholder consultation are planned for February, 2018. More details will be forthcoming.
For more information on this initiative, please follow the updates at www.maxbell.org/our-work/programs/senior-fellows-program.
About Burns Memorial Fund: the Fund works to meet the health, education and recreation needs of low-income children and youth in Calgary. Burns Memorial Fund administers its own programs to provide financial assistance to children, youth and their families; allocates funding to Calgary-based charities working with vulnerable children and youth; and participates in community-wide collaborations intended to address the systemic issues which negatively impact low-income children, youth and their families.