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COMMUNITY EVENTS & ADVOCACY CAMPAIGNS

York Region Children's Aid Society is proud to support, host and participate in community events and educational campaigns.

5th ANNUAL MULTIMEDIA FILM FESTIVAL OF YORK REGION
MAY 6-18, 2014

York Region Children's Aid Society founded the Annual Multimedia Film Festival of York Region in 2009. Now in its fifth year, York CAS continues to work with community partners to explore, showcase, and celebrate the diverse voices of our community though multimedia film. Open to the public and featuring approximately 60 films submitted by York Region residents, the festival also provides students with an opportunity to attend screenings and workshops.

Visit www.yorkregionfilmfestival.com to find out more.


4th ANNUAL FAMILY VIOLENCE CONFERENCE

MAY 15-16, 2014

Social Services Network (SSN), in partnership with Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and Durham, Peel, York, and Toronto Police departments, leads this conference which examines family violence among South Asian communities.

This informative conference brings together citizens, youth, faith leaders, policy makers, and service providers to discuss family violence among South Asian communities. Presentations discuss honour-based violence, forced marriages, elder abuse, and violence against women and children.

York CAS is proud to help plan this conference and to work with community partners to support the South Asian community.

To register or find our more, visit www.socialservicesnetwork.org/FVCworkshops.aspx.

 


2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

York CAS will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday June 24, at 7 p.m.

Location: Main Boardroom

Kennedy Place - 16915 Leslie Street
Newmarket, ON L3Y 9A1

Current York CAS members who are interested in voting at the Annual General Meeting are asked to RSVP to Janice.Lavigne@yorkcas.org by June 17.

 


October is Child Abuse Prevention month.
Help protect a child from abuse.
Visit www.kidsay.ca for more information.

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National Foster Family Week
is celebrated across Canada during the third full week of October (week of October 19 – 25, 2014). The week honours and recognizes foster families for their dedication, love, and commitment to children and youth in care. If you or someone you know is interested in fostering, please visit www.fosteringatyork.com or contact York Region Children's Aid Society for more information.

 


November is Adoption Awareness month.
Every child deserves to be loved, adored, and to have a forever family. To learn more about adoption, and if it might be the right choice for your family, please visit www.yorkcas.org/adoption.asp.