OPSEU/SEFPO alerted media this week to the planned closure of the 16-bed Cecil Facer Youth Centre in Sudbury two years from now. The grounds will be repurposed to build a 50-bed institution for women.
Peter Harding, OPSEU/SEFPO Co-Chair of the Ministry Employee Relations Committee for MCCSS-Youth Justice, spoke with several media outlets about the impact the planned closure will have.
The closure will force Sudbury-area youth in custody hours away from their families and communities, and OPSEU/SEFPO members who work there will have to decide between relocating hours away to keep working with youth, or to change careers and work with adults in the new facility.
CTV News Northern Ontario: Youth centre in Sudbury to close, will become new institution for adult women