The Iroquois Matilda Lions Club made a $500 donation to the Dundas County Food Bank on November 17th at the Morrisburg Food Bank location. The Food Bank services those in need in Dundas County all year long. The Food Bank has locations in Morrisburg (613-543-0065) and Winchester (613-774-0188.)
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To adopt call the South Dundas Animal Shelter 613-913-1476.
The four portables at St. Mary- St. Cecilia Catholic School in Morrisburg will be replaced with a permanent addition to the existing school.
This project, part of an Ontario government announcement made January 17.
The Ministry of Education announced that Ontario is building and renovating 87 schools across the province.
Thirty-nine new schools are being built and another 48 are receiving additions or retrofits. Ontario is investing $700 million in these projects.
“We are making the necessary investments in our schools to ensure that our students have safe, modern and accepting places to learn and grow,” said Minister of Education Laurel Broten. “Investing in our schools is critical to helping every student reach his or her full potential and succeed.”
Along with replacing the school portables at St. Mary-St. Cecilia, the addition to the school will also support the government’s full day kindergarten program.
“As Catholic educators, we strive every day to deliver the best possible Catholic education for our students. These facility upgrades will help achieve that goal and be a positive contributing factor to student success for many years to come,” said Wm. J. Gartland, director of education with the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.
“The need for these additions is a positive statement about enrolment in these schools, and it is appropriate for us to move ahead and build permanent classrooms to meet the needs of our students,” said Brent Laton, board chair.
The CDSBEO will also get an addition to replace portables at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place.
As part of the same government announcement, the Upper Canada District School Board will get funding for new elementary schools in Cornwall and Kemptville.
In Cornwall, East Front Public School and Gladstone Public School will be replaced with one, new school. Kemptville Public School, which is currently using space in the former North Grenville District High School to accommodate its grades 4-6 students, will be replaced with a new school.
“We have been waiting for this funding for some time, so we are grateful for the approval,” said UCDSB trustee David McDonald.
The UCDSB projects are each anticipated to be 420 pupil places in size and cost approximately $8.5 million. UCDSB officials speculate that the new schools will open in January 2016.
Media Release – Nov 23, 2011
SD&G – 211, the information helpline for Ontario’s community and social services, won a coveted award for highest customer satisfaction from SQM Group.
With a 92% satisfaction level, 211 achieved the highest ranking for any call centre in the government industry. SQM benchmarks over 450 leading North American call centres.
“This award represents good news for 211 and our callers,” said Bill Morris, Executive Director, Ontario 211 Services Corporation.
“We’re proud to have been able to maintain our high standards of quality even as we expanded the reach of 211 province-wide. And, we are very pleased 211 was able to help so many callers address their needs with one call.”
211 is currently available to 94% of Ontarians. The goal of reaching all Ontario residents will be met in the coming weeks through launches in Cochrane, Temiskaming, Nipissing, Sudbury, Lambton, Elgin, Prescott and Russell.
“211 represents an exceptional partnership by Ontario’s United Ways, municipalities, community data contributors, the Government of Ontario and Canada to work together,” said Morris.
“Recently an agency in London secretly tested 211 on behalf of the London Free Press. I really can’t say it better than to quote the editorial headline, “In helping the public, 211 service hits a home run.”
By connecting callers with the right community and social services, 211 prevents problems from spiralling into a crisis. 211’s information and referral specialists answered more than 560,000 calls in 2010.
They have access to information on more than 56,000 agencies, programs and services across Ontario. 211’s free, anonymous and confidential helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and is available in more than 150 languages.
In the five months that 211 has launched in SD&G and Cornwall the service has received just over 700 calls says Karen Turchetto, executive director of United Way of S.D. & G.
Ontario 211 Services Corporation is a non-profit supported by the Province of Ontario, individual municipalities, local Ontario United Ways, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Dial 211 or search www.211ontario.ca to find the right community and social services.