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CASe Notes Issue 2 January 2014


We know what works from our first-hand experience in supporting children and families in the child welfare system. But we are confronted daily with Ministry funding shortfalls and program pressures that do not seem to take into account what is actually happening in the field. There is tremendous change being imposed on the child welfare system and we witness the effects of these changes on the lives of our clients. The voices of our clients are not being heard. There is something we CAN do about this.

Share your stories and take a stand for child welfare.  What concerns you most?

  • A client falling through the cracks?
  • The closure of a program that makes a difference?

Local CAS presidents and highest ranking are collecting stories from across the province. Email your highest ranking today and share your “Stories from the Frontline” (suggested length 500 words).

Please note: No identifying information will be collected, such as: client /worker names or agency name.

Wear Black to Work

Please wear black to your workplace on the FIRST Wednesday
of each month. Let’s all stand together for child protection
services that we can be proud of. We know that investing in
prevention reduces the need for protection.

Authorized for distribution by: Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President, Ontario Public Service Employees Union and Jane Kaija, CAS Sector Chair

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