Children, Seniors and Social Development
May 28, 2018

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development:

Minister Dempster Congratulates Jaime Lundrigan on National Award

Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to congratulate Jaime Lundrigan, who was recently presented with the National Child and Youth Care Award by the Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations.

This national award is presented every two years to a practitioner who has demonstrated outstanding skills, knowledge, and advocacy on behalf of clients and dedication to the profession.

Jaime is president of the Child and Youth Care Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and is also the manager of out-of-home care for Key Assets, a non-profit organization that provides residential care and support to youth and families with complex needs.

Jaime is a dedicated professional who has embraced caring for children and youth as a way of life. Four years ago, Jaime and her husband became live-in caregivers for two adolescent siblings. In 2017, Jamie adopted those young people giving them a place to call home and a family to call their own.

Those who nominated Jaime for this award say she is one of the most skilled and dedicated child and youth care practitioners they have ever known. She is a fierce advocate, who is passionate about her work in supporting and helping the children and families she works with every day.

Mr. Speaker, I believe that every child is just one caring adult away from being a success story. In the lives of many children in Newfoundland and Labrador, Jaime Lundrigan is that caring adult.

I invite my colleagues to join me in congratulating Jaime Lundrigan, on receiving the 2018 National Child and Youth Care Award.

Thank you.

2018 05 28                              1:50 p.m.