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Our Team


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Keep an eye out here for any open job opportunities with the Child Welfare League of Canada!

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Cara McGonegal

Interim Operations Director

Cara holds a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). An aspiring servant-leader with management expertise spanning the for-profit and non-profit sectors, Cara is known for her passionate work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to operational excellence. Cara has lived and worked across Turtle Island and internationally, including time spent with Indigo Books & Music, Grand Challenges Canada, and Carleton University. She professes to be in love with the landscapes of Newfoundland and Labrador.


Camille Breton Skagen

Project Manager

Camille holds a Master in Sociology from the University of British Columbia and has completed a wide array of professional development training, with a focus on effective leadership, conflict resolution and communication. An experienced project manager for a diverse range of startups and community based projects, Camille most recently served as project manager for a large scale clinical checklist initiative. Run in association with the Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect, the project responded to the needs of child welfare-involved families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Camillle is known for her innovative vision, her leadership skills and her facility in building strong working relationships.

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Melanie Doucet

Project Lead, Equitable Transitions to Adulthood for Youth in Care

Dr. Doucet has been working to improve the lives of youth in care for over 20 years. She is a former youth in care, holds a PhD in Social Work, and is a member of the Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF).  Her doctoral research, titled Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care, provided a platform for youth from care to develop child welfare research, policy and practice recommendations based on their lived experience expertise. She is the co-founder of the Montreal Youth in Care Alumni Student Association (MYCASA), a peer support group.


She continues to work as part of the provincial and national youth in care advocacy community on child protection policy reform initiatives, and is currently leading the Equitable Transitions to Adulthood and a Just Pandemic Recovery for Youth in Care project alongside the National Council of Youth in Care Advocates.


Heather Crawford

Governance Assistant

Heather provides a range of services that include contributing to the efficiency of the organization, supporting the governance framework, and implementing decisions made by the Board of Directors and management. Heather draws on her experience from both non-profit and for-profit corporations to help increase the effectiveness of governance processes.


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