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October 19, 2005
Media Advisory - Toronto Public Health programs and staff receive CAS awards
  
Dr. David McKeown, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, is pleased to announce
that Toronto Public Health staff and their programs will receive four of five
"Stand Up for Kids Awards" to be presented by Toronto's Children's Aid
Societies at a ceremony tomorrow.

The Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto, the Children's Aid Society of
Toronto, Jewish Family and Child Service, and Native Child and Family Services
of Toronto, are honouring two Public Health initiatives and the two staff
responsible for the programs:
- health promotion consultant Dia Mamatis and the "Spanking Hurts More Than You
Think" campaign, which encourages parents to use positive discipline
- community health officer Alice Gorman and the program "Young Parents No Fixed
Address," which provides service to homeless, street-involved youth who are
pregnant or parenting.

"We are dedicated to making Toronto the healthiest city possible, and we are
very proud that these programs are being recognized by the community we serve,"
said Dr. McKeown.

Date: TOMORROW, Thursday, October 20
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Toronto Eaton Centre, Trinity Way, Level 3 (in front of Sears)


Media contact:

Susan Sperling
Toronto Public Health
416-338-7974



 

 

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