November 17, 2009
Funding Crisis in Child
Treatment and CAS
The provincial government’s refusal
to sufficiently fund children’s aid and children’s mental health services has
created a crisis and at-risk children and youth are paying the price. The risk
is escalating. The lack of early intervention causes problems to escalate within
the family and their impacts to be felt beyond into the community. Children are
suffering and some may even die, unless the government provides the necessary
funds to enable local agencies to ensure provision of mandated protection and
prevention services for at-risk children and families, and much-needed
children’s mental health programs.
Call for Action
Members are urged to bring
awareness to National Child Day.
Help to spread the word.
Distribute the November 20th message bookmark widely in your community. Maybe
have your local host a community walk, contact the local media, or set up tables
in your neighbourhood mall.
Toolkits will be sent to the
highest ranking member in your unit.
Spread the word – before it’s
“Stand Up!” against bullying
This year marks the 7th
anniversary of this campaign. As CAS workers we should support this cause by
wearing a pink t-shirt in the workplace during the week of November 15-21, 2009.
The slogan this year is “Stand
April 14, 2010 is Pink Shirt
Your sector executive have an
assortment of anti-bullying t-shirts, and will have them available for purchase
at this year’s BPS Conference. Local presidents are able to order t-shirts and
have them shipped to their regional office in advance of the Conference. The
cost of the t-shirts can be deducted from local rebate cheques.
It’s all about YOU!
The OPSEU Census is the first of
its kind for our union and any union in the country.
The project reflects OPSEU’s goal
of being the union of choice for the workforce of the future - a union that
values its members and staff because of their diverse backgrounds.
With the census, thousands of OPSEU
members and staff have the ability to stand up, be counted and help chart the
course of OPSEU’s future.
The census is the key to helping
build a fully inclusive union and you are the key to the success of the OPSEU
Census. But OPSEU can’t win it unless you’re in it. So join with your fellow
members and colleagues by saying:
Count Me In!
November 26, 27, 28, 20
You should have received your call
package by now. If you have not, the forms can all be found on the OPSEU
Come out and meet your executive!
Hear about our last two years in office and our exciting plans for the next two
years. We have planned an informative educational for Friday afternoon in
keeping with the DNA (Developing, Networking, Advocating) theme of this year’s
Join us as we learn more about our
Trivial Pursuit Challenge
When: November 27, 2009 8 pm.
Where: TBA (BPS Conference)
Come out and be part of the CAS team.
Currently the OPSEU staff hold the trophy.
Help us bring the trophy back HOME!!
Rick Pybus, Chair
Jane Kaija, Vice-Chair
CASe Notes is authorized for
distribution by: Warren (Smokey) Thomas , OPSEU President
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