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Halton CAS marks Adoption Awareness Month in November

November is Adoption Awareness Month. Celebrated by the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) and Children’s Aid Societies across the province, it’s an effort to educate the public about the importance of lifelong connections for children and youth in care.

“Every child and youth needs and deserves permanent, longterm relationships,” said Mary Ballantyne, CEO of OACAS. “Adoption is one very important way in which this kind of relationship can be nurtured. It is also important to realize there are many paths to lifelong connections and there is no one right answer for every child.”

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Burlington sports equipment drive benefits First Nations youth

Make some room in your house or garage by donating new or slightly used sporting equipment to a good cause.

The Winch Group Benefits Consultants Inc. of Burlington is holding its 6th Annual Community Sports Equipment Drive on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m-1 p.m., at Mainway Arena, just east of Walker’s Line.

Volunteers will be accepting new and gently-used sports equipment and cash donations.

The equipment is packed into trailers provided by the Ontario Provincial Police for transport to Northern Ontario First Nations communities.

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