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St Thomas - Elgin CAS Cutbacks
May 25, 2013 permalink
The children of St Thomas and Elgin will be seven percent safer following budget cuts to their children's aid society. Executive director Rod Potgieter has announced layoffs.
FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES FACING MAJOR CUTS
Family and Children's Services St. Thomas and Elgin announced service cuts and layoffs, in the wake of a new funding model. The model offers 7% less funding for the 2013-2014 budget year than last year, and due to this, Executive Director of Family and Children's Services Rod Potgieter says some services will suffer.
Potgieter says that it's a tough time to face these cuts, as Elgin County has seen an upswing in things like domestic violence, depression and child abuse in the wake of the economic recession. He adds that the organization will be restructuring itself to protect the core children's services, and they will operate as well as they can while looking for alternatives to the cut services.
Source: St Thomas Today