June 27, 2006

Human service providers to celebrate campaign calling for new investment in social services

NEWMARKET – The Human Services Planning Coalition (HSPC) of York Region will celebrate its advocacy campaign with human service providers that supported the HSPC’s Stakeholder Resolution of Support.
The HSPC requests senior levels of government to recognize that addressing rapid growth and increasing diversity requires new and changing investments in social services.  The Stakeholder Resolution of Support calls for:
• New funding models for human services
• Funders to address human services needs in the context of growth management
• Repatriation of pooling dollars being sent to Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, June 29th at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: United Way of York Region
  80F Centurian Drive, Suite 200
  Town of Markham
 City of Vaughan Regional Councillor Joyce Frustaglio, Co-Chair of the HSPC
 United Way of York Region CEO Rahul Bhardwaj
The HSPC was established in 2001 to find solutions to long-term, sustainable, integrated planning and funding of human services in York Region.  The HSPC partners include representatives of government, service provider agencies and corporations, the non-profit sector and consumers of human services.  The HSPC proactively responds to rapid growth and diversity in York Region by sharing resources, knowledge and best practices.
Human services are those programs and services that support a safe, healthy community and maintain and promote its quality of life.  Among others they include the police, schools, hospitals, housing providers, social services, public health, municipal recreation departments, religious organizations, neighbourhood centres, individual practitioners, non-profit, voluntary and commercial organizations.
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Media Contact: Tim Paleczny, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444 Ext. 1238, (416) 297-9696 or Toll free 1-877-464-9675
 After-hours Pager: (905) 830-3302
 Email: tim.paleczny@york.ca

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