Media Alert - The Honourable Laurel Broten, Minister of Children and Youth
Services, to present 7th Annual Stand Up For Kids Award

    
    Award recognizes local heroes who take action against child abuse and
    neglect
    

TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:    Stand Up for Kids Award Presentation

             The Honourable Laurel Broten will present the seventh annual
             Stand Up for Kids Awards to a local citizen and community agency
             that have both shown an exceptional commitment to protecting
             vulnerable children from abuse and neglect.

             The award is sponsored by the Children's Aid Society of Toronto
             (CAS of Toronto), Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto
             (CCAS), Jewish Family and Child Service and Native Child and
             Family Services of Toronto.

    WHO:
             -  The Honourable Laurel Broten, Minister of Children and Youth
                Services
             -  Stand Up for Kids Award recipients, Glory Chowtie and The
                Gatehouse.
             -  Glory's courageous actions during one of the coldest days
                last winter undoubtedly saved the life of a new-born child.
             -  The Gatehouse offers services that support victims of
                childhood abuse. This unique facility has won many accolades
                including the Mayor's Community Safety Award, the Ruth
                Atkinson Hindmarsh Award and was named Best Practice site for
                victims services in Ontario.
             -  David Rivard, Chief Executive Officer, Children's Aid Society
                of Toronto
             -  Mary Juric, Director of Service, Catholic Children's Aid
                Society of Toronto
             -  Kenn Richard, Executive Director, Native Family and Child
             -  Richard Cummings, Executive Director, Jewish Child and Family

    WHEN:    Thursday, October 29 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    WHERE:   Main Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Committee Room 230
    

SOURCE Children's Aid Society of Toronto

For further information: For further information: RSVP: Rob Thompson, Children's Aid Society of Toronto, (416) 924-4640 ext. 1-2086, rthompson@torontocas.ca; Anne Rappé, Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto, (416) 395-1506, a.rappe@torontoccas.org

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