October 15, 2012 Parents have lost their faith in a provincial process that
is forcing their adult children – 13 residents of Thistletown Regional Centre –
to leave the facility which is slated for closure
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June 28, 2012 Opposition to the planned closure of a renowned mental health
facility continues to grow. more...
June 14, 2012
Parents, staff, and community members are turning up all over the city with
their fight to keep Thistletown open. They recently held a sit-in at the office
of Minister of Children and Youth Services Minister Eric Hoskins. This Sunday,
June 17, they’ll be at the Toronto autism walk. Thistletown is the place of last
resort for desperate families in search of mental health treatment for their
children. And the Minister hasn’t even met with them as a group.
June 1, 2012 Parents, community members, and workers are fighting to keep
the groundbreaking and highly-acclaimed Thistletown mental health centre open.
They’re at a sit-in at the constituency office of Eric Hoskins, Minister of
Children and Youth Services more...
April 18, 2012
The McGuinty government is closing Thistletown, an internationally-acclaimed
centre for children and adults with complex mental health issues. This video
features the friends, family, clients, and staff of Thistletown.
April 5, 2012
The Ontario government plans to close the Thistletown Regional Centre even
though the facility is an acclaimed, much-praised children’s mental health
centre that parent Laura McIntosh says “has been a beautiful, soft, friendly
place to land."
April 5, 2012 Thistletown provides hope: A
parent's words more...
March 30, 2012 Join parents, family members and staff at
a rally on April 1st to protest the closure of this much-needed and much-loved
children's mental health centre .
March 29, 2012 Two days after the release of a budget
that will cut billions of dollars from public services, members in workplaces
across the union came to work dressed in black and wearing Choose Public
wristbands or stickers.
March 27, 2012 Family members of all ages, including a
large contingent of children, rallied on March 25 to stop the closure of one of
only two children's mental health centres directly operated by the provincial