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Community Plan

The Middlesex-London Community Plan was developed in 2001 in response to the recommendations of the Jury Inquest into the death of five week old Jordan Heikamp who died of chronic starvation in a Toronto shelter for abused women. Key to the recommendations was the need to prioritize infant needs in service delivery and establish strong and effective inter-agency collaboration around service coordination and planning to promote the optimal safety, growth and development of infants under the age of 24 months who had been identified as living in high risk environments. It was a way of trying to ensure that no more babies fell through the cracks in the system and supported accountability of service providers to work in the best interests of infants and their caregivers.

 

2018 Family Wellness Fun Fair

On October 20th, 2018 we celebrated Child Abuse Prevention Month by hosting the 4th annual Family Wellness Fun Fair.

This was a fun, free and family event at the Boys & Girls Club with over 300 people attending. Community agencies and businesses hosted information stations and offered an interactive activity for children. Thanks to Bob from At Your Request DJ Service for his high energy music and bubble machine, which were a big hit! Merle, the Facility Dog for the Child Witness Project, made her third appearance, and families enjoyed the face painting, costumes, photo booth, as well as a delicious pizza lunch.

A big thank you to all the community organizations and volunteers that participated as well as donations of costumes, prizes and time. A special thank you to Value Village for their huge donation of Halloween costumes, and to Apple Land for the generous contribution of the delicious apples.

Finally a big shout out to all the children and their families who attended and helped make the event such a huge success! We couldn’t have done it without you…