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Tilson Boosts Services

December 26, 2006 permalink

Nancy Urekar, Brenda Stephen, Neta Gear, David Tilson and Nancy Stallmach

Funding boost

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Dufferin received a funding boost of $25,000 from the federal government's New Horizons for Seniors Program. The funding will help the organization's Go Girls program, which matches preteen girls with senior women mentors. Pictured here are: (back row, from left): Nancy Urekar and Brenda Stephen, co-presidents of the Canadian Federation of University Women, and Neta Gear of Family Transition Place; (front) Dufferin Caledon MP David Tilson and BBBS Dufferin executive director Nancy Stallmach.

"At Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Dufferin we are very excited to be receiving the New Horizons grant," said Stallmach. "We look forward to hearing from any women who would like to make a difference by being a sympathetic friend and positive role model."

The New Horizons for Seniors program provide grants to support a range of community-based projects across Canada that encourages seniors to contribute to their communities through social participation and active living. For information on the program visit; for information on BBBS visit


During his eleven years as Dufferin MPP, David Tilson posed frequently for a published picture with CAS social workers. Now as federal MP, he poses without CAS workers. We hope this is because he has assessed that goodwill from CAS will do him more harm than good, though we are disturbed by the presence of Neta Gear of Family Transition Place (FTP) in the picture. In the past, women taking shelter in FTP have lost their children to Dufferin Children's Aid.

Source: Orangeville Banner website, December 26, 2006