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Putman Suggestions

May 26, 2011 permalink

Dufferin CAS is looking for nominations for this year's Putman Award.

While Dufferin CAS will pay no attention to our suggestion, fixcas nominates MPP Rosario Marchese. Mr Marchese introduced two bills allowing the Ontario ombudsman to report on the province's children's aid societies. The Liberal majority found it necessary to scuttle the bill even before reaching the stage where hearings could be held. Witnesses might have told stories embarrassing to to the government.



Last call for Gary Putman Award nominees

Dufferin Child and Family Services (DCAFS) is seeking nominations for the annual Gary Putman Award; the deadline is Friday (May 27).

Putman led DCAFS for 29 years before retiring as executive director in 2007. In recognition of his efforts, the agency presents an annual award in his honour.

Nominees are judged in one or more of the following areas: improving the health and security of children and families, volunteering, raising awareness, among other notable attributes.

For more information about the Gary Putman Award, call Carrie Jenks at 519-941-1530 or visit

Source: Orangeville Banner