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Tragedy in Group Home

You have probably heard about the tragedy that occurred on Friday February 24, 2017, at a Group Home in Kawartha Lakes that resulted in injury and the death of two individuals.  While there is little information available at this time the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care would like to express its deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of those involved and to the friends, neighbours, Kawartha Lake community and the Connor Homes community.  We are heartbroken and send our sincerest condolences to those affected by this tragedy.
 
RIP Andrea Reid

If you would like to donate to help her family with funeral arrangements and for day to day care of Andrea’s children during this tragic time please click here.
 
We understand some young people have heard about the tragedy and are asking questions about their safety.  This may help with your discussions with young people.
 
We also suggest you look at the clip from Fred Rogers:
Fred Rogers: Look for the Helpers
Excerpted from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnO9voHUi54
with gratitude to the Archive of American Television.

As peers, colleagues and friends, we ask that you please keep them in your thoughts. 



OACYC Board of Directors

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