Speaker Profiles

Cathy Murphy

Cathy Murphy

Executive Director/Directrice générale

Adoption Council of Canada/Conseil d'adoption du Canada

Cathy has over 30 years experience in social services and child welfare. Cathy has worked at the Ottawa Children's Aid Society, Children's Integration Support Services, Algonquin College's Early Childhood Education Department, The Children's Bridge Adoption Agency and most recently as the Executive Director at the Adoption Council of Canada.

Cathy is a strong advocate for adoptive families, adoptees, birth parents and children and youth in the child welfare system. Cathy advocates for permanency for every child and youth in Canada through customary care, kinship care, legal guardianship and adoption. To help ensure permanency, Cathy advocates for post adoption supports and services they require to be resilient families.
(pictured with Tabitha McDonald and Alisha Bowie of the ACC).

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