May 3, 2011
OPSEU Child and Youth Treatment
workers are asking communities to “Take a Stand” with youth, parents and
families during Children’s Mental Health week. The Ontario Action Network
for Child and Youth Mental Health is a provincial coalition of youth,
parents, service providers, unions and other partners committed to ending
the crisis in child and youth mental health.
The Ontario Action network is
asking the Liberal government to ensure that sustainable, long term funding
be directed to community agencies to close the “capacity gap” created after
years of neglect.
In its 2011 budget, the Ontario
government pledged $257 million for child and youth mental health services.
This new funding must be directed to community agencies where the leadership
is – at the local level where community agencies make the difference.
Community Event Listings:
May 4 – Sarnia
OPSEU Local 145 St. Clair Child and Youth Services
6:00 pm Rally & March 7 pm Film
Sarnia City Hall (255 N. Christina St)
May 5 – London
OPSEU Local 144 Vanier Children’s Services
12:00 pm Community BBQ
871 Trafalgar St
For more information: