/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Press Conference: Ontario's CAS announce
effect of government cut-backs on vulnerable children and families/

TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS) and its member agencies announce expected effects of government cut-backs on services to vulnerable children and families.

While the Ontario Government is embroiled in a financial scandal involving eHealth, thousands of children in the care of Ontario's Children's Aid Societies will feel the effects of government cutbacks to services. Ontario's CAS are mandated to provide essential child protection services but have been under-funded historically, particularly this year.

    
    When:                 Wednesday, October 14, 2009
                          10:00 a.m.
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    Where:                OACAS, 75 Front Street, Toronto, Ontario
                          Main intersection: Front and Church Streets

    Special Guests:       OACAS Executive Director Jeanette Lewis
                          Executive Directors of affected CASs
                          Board Presidents of affected CASs
    

SOURCE Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies

For further information: For further information: Marcelo Gomez -Wiuckstern, Communications Director, Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies, (416) 987-9648, mgomez-wiuckstern@oacas.org, www.oacas.org

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