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The London-Middlesex Children’s Aid Society is flagging concerns that teenagers who are being placed in hotels in the city’s south-end are at risk of being exposed to sex traffickers. According to the CBC, the agency says a lack of resources, including staff shortages, underfunding, and capacity limits due to COVID-19 over the past year has...

In an open letter to Premier Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce, OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas calls Education Workers “the forgotten front-line heroes in our public school system.” “They say teachers are the heart of a school. Education Workers are the very soul,” Thomas writes. “With professionalism, passion, and patience, they serve as...

Waterloo – The Ford government’s cuts to services for children with autism has hit the KidsAbility Centre for Child Development, a leader in the Waterloo and Guelph-Wellington areas in helping kids with complex special needs for more than 60 years. The shift to the fee-for-service model at KidsAbility places the entire program in jeopardy as...

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