/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - PRESS CONFERENCE: OACAS and ACO launch
Adoption Awareness Month in Ontario/

TORONTO, Nov. 2 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS) and the Adoption Council of Ontario (ACO) are launching a campaign to increase awareness about the thousands of children and youth in care who are waiting for a family.

The OACAS and the ACO are promoting adoption for children in care, through the Adoption Awareness campaign during November, because "one day, every child in Ontario will have a family."

    When:  Tuesday, November 3, 2009
           10:00 a.m.
    Where: 75 Front Street, Toronto, Ontario
           3rd floor, major intersection Church and Front streets
    What:  OACAS and ACO will launch Adoption Awareness Month with guest

    Robin Cardozo is an adoptive parent and was a member of the Ontario
    Government's Expert Panel on Infertility and Adoption.

    Paula Schuck is an adoptive mother and freelance journalist from London,
    Ontario, cofounder of the London Coalition of Adoptive Families and the
    Canadian Coalition of Adoptive Families.

    Aleisha Jane Murray Deece-Cassidy is a Grade 8 student who loves math and
    enjoys speaking publicly about adoption. She hopes to make many people
    aware of the joys and challenges associated with the adoption process.

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; Pat Convery, Executive Director, Adoption Council of Ontario, (416) 482-0021 x 2666, pat.convery@adoptontario.ca, www.adoptontario.ca

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