Media Advisory - Demonstration tomorrow at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental
Health Sciences

WHITBY, ON, March 19 /CNW/ - Staff at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (formerly Whitby Mental Health) will hold a march and rally to protest recent cuts to the hospital.

Recently Ontario Shores has:

    -   Closed one of its two off-site locations for Beacon House, a
        residential treatment program serving individuals with complex
        personality problems.
    -   Closed Challenging Directions Enterprises; a Whitby-based outpatient
        workshop that provides work experience to 75-80 clients daily.
    -   Privatized laundry services; providing less care for the clothing of
    -   Eliminated 55 positions, including professional and support staff.

    When:   Saturday, March 20 at 10 am

    Where:  OPSEU members will gather at Victoria and Gordon Streets in
            Whitby and March down Gordon to the driveway entrance of
            Ontario Shores.

    Who:    Speakers will include Patty Rout, OPSEU 1st Vice-President.

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

For further information: For further information: Rick Janson at (416) 525-3324 (Cell)

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