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April 24, 2008 permalink
Former Dufferin CAS Executive Director Gary Putman is being honored by establishing an award in his name. The award will be given by Dufferin CAS to a person who is
We suggest giving the award to any of the thousands of mothers who have managed to continue caring for their children in spite of the best efforts of CAS social workers to disrupt their families. Or perhaps Rev Dorian Baxter, the first person to successfully sue the CAS for its misdeeds. Or course, the award will not go to anyone like this, but to one of the professional family destroyers. We copy the Orangeville Citizen article below, and link to the announcment by Dufferin CAS (pdf) or our local copy.
Orangeville, Ont, Local News, April 24, 2008
Putman award will recognize contributions to child safety
Dufferin Child and Family Services has created the Gary Putman Award to recognize a member of the Dufferin County community who has made a significant contribution in the areas of child safety and wellbeing, children's mental health, developmental support services and/or community education and awareness. The agency is seeking nominations until May 31, 2008.
Gary Putman led Dufferin Child and Family Services for 29 years before retiring as Executive Director last November. In recognition of his efforts and dedication to the children and youth of Dufferin, the award will be presented annually in his honour.
The agency said successful nominees will be:
- Committed to the well-being of children and youth in our community;
- A positive influence within the community;
- Innovative in their approach with children, youth and families;
- Positive, helpful and work well with others, including clients, colleagues, and community members
The winner will be presented with the award at Dufferin Child and Family Services' annual general meeting on June 25.
To get a nomination form, contact Carrie Jenks at email@example.com or by phone at 519 941- 1530 ext 284.
Source: The Orangeville Citizen