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Another CAS Amalgamation

September 25, 2010 permalink

The children's aid societies of Bruce and Grey are amalgamating. A month ago it was the children's aid society of Kenora-Patricia merging with that of Rainy River. This looks like a pattern. Are they trying to cut overhead by consolidation?



CAS Bruce and Grey announce amalgamation

The Grey County Children's Aid Society has announced plans to amalgamate with the Bruce County Children's Aid Society (CAS).

Both groups unanimously approved, in principle, the full consolidation of both organizations, according to an announcement on Friday, September 24. The consolidation will be official and complete in the Spring of 2012.

According to the news release, the amalgamation will lead to enhanced services in Grey and Bruce counties. The amalgamated organization will have a budget of more than $20 million to work with.

According to both board chairs, Sonja Glass of Grey CAS and Richard Porter, Bruce CAS, the consolidation process won't have an effect on current service levels, and response times or referral services won't change during the process.

The board plans to keep stakeholders informed and are working on communication plans.

The news release said, "the ultimate goal of both CASs is improving services to children, youth and families."

Source: Barrie Advance