Innocence of childhood needs to be protected

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Bobby Cameron, right, serves on the Child Care Facilities Board

It has been said that a just society ensures that its children have the proper care to experience childhood as it should be: a time of innocence, wonder, and discovery.

Bobby Cameron believes this too, which is what  appealed to him about the PEI Child Care Facilities Board.  At just 30, he has a particularly impressive resume for someone not far removed from childhood himself.

Cameron has traveled and lived all over the world, won several awards – including the Red Cross Young Humanitarian of the Year in 2010 – and is now finishing his PhD in Public Policy at Ryerson University. He already holds a master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Ryerson University, and a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Studies from the University of Prince Edward Island.

Engage PEI helps Islanders volunteer for more than 70 provincial government agencies, boards, and commissions. The Child Care Facilities Board licenses child care and early childhood programs according to the Child Care Facilities Act. Cameron says he applied for the board through Engage PEI because he wanted to support vulnerable members of our community.

“Childhood is a precious experience in life and it is important for community and government to come together to protect that,” he said. “It really is important for the welfare of our community that any kind of child care be licensed to ensure all children are safe, and that standards and best practices are followed.”

Cameron has worked in health, immigration, veteran’s affairs, research centres, retail, and tourism and has lived and worked in Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, and Malta in the not-for-profit, private, and public sectors.

In all of his travels and studies, one thing has become more and more clear to him. “How society cares for children is most important,” he said.

Cameron and his husband Lucas (who is a chemist with BioVectra) live in Charlottetown and love to hike the Strathgartney trails and walk the Victoria Park boardwalk.

To learn more about which agency, board or commission may fit your interests, contact Engage PEI. 

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