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Happening on Northern Avenue ... this Wednesday

Monday, February 04, 2013   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY

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Hearts abound at Children’s Aid Northern Avenue building!

Helping hearts
                                           
CAS Executive Director Kimberly Streich-Poser, and the staff of the CAS are excited to host their second annual “Helping Hearts” event. 

Students from St. Pius X and Northern Heights elementary schools will attend the Northern Avenue office building to decorate 189 hearts, each one representing a child in the care of the Children’s Aid Society of Algoma. 

This year, students will be assisted by members of the Junior Greyhounds. 

Once completed, the hearts will be displayed on the outside of the building, giving community members a visual representation of the number of children in care, and the need for additional foster homes.
 
When:                    

February 6, 2013

Time:                        

Students will be decorating and displaying hearts from 12– 1:15 p.m.

Where:                    

191 Northern Avenue East, Children’s Aid Society of Algoma

“Our goal with this event is to show our community how important it is that children in care have a safe, loving family to live with,” said Kimberly Streich-Poser. “With only 98 foster families available to provide care, coming together as a community and helping our most vulnerable children is so important, now more than ever”
 
About the Children’s Aid Society of Algoma

The Children’s Aid Society of Algoma is responsible for the safety and protection of children. 

Wherever possible, the Children’s Aid Society works to keep children with their own family. 

When this is not possible, children may be brought into the care of the Society. 

Foster care is the first choice in these situations because most children’s needs are best met in a family environment. 

Foster parents provide a temporary home for children who are in the care of the CAS. 

Children may need care for just a few days, a week, several months or possibly years.

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jojo12345 2/4/2013 12:27:35 PM Report

All they do is putting kids in Foster Care and put them into the System
W. Yote 2/4/2013 12:54:39 PM Report

Jojo- unfortunate they have to be put into foster care but what is even more unfortunate are the neglectful situations and disgusting things these kids go through at home, which are the reasons they are placed in care.

What IS FORTUNATE is that we have a system, although maybe not perfect, to give these kids a chance.

Your comment suggest you are either completely ignorant of reality, or perhaps blind to your OWN circumstances?!
Lostclause 2/4/2013 1:24:16 PM Report

C.A.S although they do some good are also the same entity that refused to do anything when a young girl was sexually assaulted at one of our local grade schools. Even when the parents asked them to step in they refused.

The same C.A.S where 40 deaths of children in their care (in 2007) have been sent to the Pediatric Death Review Committee (PDRC) for future full reviews.40 reported deaths of children under the care of C.A.S in one year alone that are of a nature to warrant being investigated. As of yet no review has had any light shed upon it.

Imagine a day care that was Ontario wide where 40+ children died in one year under their care and further imagine why it's still getting government funding?

The same C.A.S that started using the moniker of "Child Protection Worker" in order to avoid a law passed in 2008 that would require any person doing social work of any sort within Canada to be registered with the College of Social Work and Social Workers (and thus giving Canadians some oversight).

C.A.S is a private,for profit company that has been hired by the Ontario Government. They are not as they would have you believe,a government agency. Yet they sidestep a law put in place by the Federal Government with their company specifically in mind. They have had over the years, literally hundreds of unresolved deaths of children in their care. Yet,somehow they get funding from our government for each and every child that is placed in their care (So the more children they take,the more money they make).
Norm 2/4/2013 2:19:02 PM Report

CPW's have a huge amount of responsibility. It's not that good of a job.
Lostclause 2/4/2013 4:31:11 PM Report

Of course they have a ton of responsibility,they are paid to ensure that children are safe. But when 40+ a year die in their care then it's quite obvious that they aren't living up to said responsibility whether it's a good job or not.
Banber 2/6/2013 7:55:10 AM Report

Lostclause,

I think the number was up at 90 in 07/08.
This is the only link I have and to no surprise the link this report provides, doesn't work now.

http://provincialadvocate.on.ca/documents/en/Annual%20Report%202007%202008%20English.pdf

22 were undetermined. Pretty high number...

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