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Ford government cancels $28-million budget cut to children’s aid societies, wants to ‘listen and learn’

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

For the past several years, the government has in essence clawed back money from a society’s budget to basically force administrative efficiencies, such as reducing costs by cutting overhead or sharing services with another agency. Last year, efficiency clawbacks from agencies totalled $10 million overall. This year, the budget clawback is $15 million.

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Ontario government slashes funding to children’s aid societies

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

The Ford government is reducing funding for children and youth at risk by $84.5 million, according to an analysis of provincial spending estimates by the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies… The cut comes as 18 child protection agencies struggle with deficits totalling more than $12 million. The deficits have already forced some agencies to lay off staff and reduce the number of children at risk they take into care.

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Police chiefs urge province to tackle mental health

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Jun 26 2011
The provincial government should boost mental health services because a growing number of people with those problems are getting into trouble with the law, Ontario’s police chiefs say… “We are spending a lot of time and resources dealing with mental health issues,”… “This goes way back to the Mike Harris (Conservative) government, which started making cuts in social support. And guess who got to take a lot of those responsibilities?”… dealing with mental health… should be about addressing people’s needs at the front end so they don’t get into the justice system.”

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