McGuinty government bringing positive change to children

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McGuinty government bringing positive change to children

Roundtable Consultations On Children's Services Begin Today OTTAWA, Jan. 29 - The McGuinty government is following through on its commitment to build stronger communities by kicking off a series of roundtable discussions focused on improving services for children and families, Ontario's Minister of Children's Services Dr. Marie Bountrogianni announced today. "As we build the new Ministry of Children's Services, we have a tremendous opportunity to create real, positive change in the way we support our children, youth and families," said Dr. Bountrogianni. The roundtables, which will be held over the coming weeks across the province, will bring together community service providers, educators, health care professionals, police chiefs and many others to gather ideas on integrating Ontario's wide range of services for children. "Working with our community partners, we can help give kids the best start by getting them ready to learn, making it easier for families to access the services they need for all stages of a child's development, and preparing youth to become productive adults," Bountrogianni said. Dr. Bountrogianni emphasized that the government is making children a top priority, and that she is committed to working with Ontario communities to simplify and improve the system of supports for children, youth and families. Disponible en fran├žais For more information visit www.children.gov.on.caFor further information: Contacts: Andrew Weir, Minister's Office, (416) 212-7159; Anne Machowski-Smith, Ministry of Children's Services, (416) 325-5156