Lack of PPE makes homes for people with developmental disabilities the next hotspots for COVID-19 outbreaks: CUPE

TORONTO – Without adequate PPE and protocols, developmental services residences will become the next major sites of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents 8,000 workers at 64 residences across the province. The union is demanding the provincial government provide proper protections for people with developmental disabilities and…

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Frontline child welfare workers mark National Day of the Child with visit to Queen’s Park to discuss the crisis in Ontario’s child welfare system

TORONTO – The Ford Conservatives are putting children and families at risk by cutting funding to Children’s Aid Societies and asking frontline workers to do more with less, according to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Child welfare workers, represented by CUPE, were at Queen’s Park today to mark November 20, the National Day…

Families living with autism need public services – not a six month reprieve

TORONTO – Ontario Children, Community and Family Services Minister Lisa McCleod, faced with a massive province-wide backlash against the Conservative Governments changes to funding for autism supports, failed to address the real problems facing families living with autism in her announcement today. “Families living with autism need public services and access to full supports, not…