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Thank you for your support!

  The photos below demonstrate only a fraction of the staff’s appreciation for the generous support received. THANK YOU!                      

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Letter from Algoma Family Services

To all our clients, community partners, and funders: On behalf of the extraordinary team at Algoma Family Services (AFS), we are pleased to announce the resumption of in-person services. We recognize the last four and a half months have been challenging for many children, youth, adults, and families. While our offices were closed in March, we continued to provide many ...

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Ladies Night Golf – August 12

75 Players 1st FLIGHT: Lise Noel, Toni Rutland, Spare – 36 2nd FLIGHT: Danette Mathias, Christina Portis, Spare – 43 3rd FLIGHT: Linda Guindon, Louise Moran, Paula Valois – 45 4th FLIGHT: Diane Spencer, Melissa Terris, Linda Sillanpaa – 47 5th FLIGHT: Darlene Trovarello, Caroline Desgagne, Paula Bailey – 52 SPECIAL EVENTS WINNERS: AJ’s Pizza – 3 Steaks – Longest ...

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Sault College Extends Withdrawal Period to Further Support First Year Students

Recognizing that the current situation surrounding COVID-19 has re-shaped post-secondary education for the upcoming fall semester, Sault College understands the importance of being flexible and providing options to further support its students during these unprecedented times. To complement this, Sault College is providing its full-time first year students with an extended opportunity to make an informed decision regarding their academic ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – August 12

It is the Eleventh  Sunday after Pentecost. Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for August 16, 2020. Genesis 45: 1-15                        Joseph is reunited with his brothers. Psalm 133                           ...

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Children with Autism are Still Waiting

With Todd Smith’s announcement today, Ontario’s autism community has learned that once again, children will be stuck waiting for needs-based therapy. Despite a committment last year that a needs-based program would be ready and accessible by April 2020, the government continues to stall and delay. As children continue to languish on an ever-increasing waitlist, access to meaningful therapeutic support remains ...

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Greyhounds In the Kennel Until At Least December 1

The Ontario Hockey League has announced that it is planning to return to play on December 1, 2020. This is subject to ensuring that the players, fans, staff and community are able to play and attend games safely. Over the next four months the League work will continue to determine how to have safe attendance at venues, cross border travel ...

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Le gouvernement apporte son soutien aux organismes sans but lucratif au fur et à mesure que la province se remet des effets de la COVID-19

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Le gouvernement investit 83 millions de dollars par l’intermédiaire de la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario (FTO) en vue d’octroyer aux organismes sans but lucratif admissibles, notamment les banques alimentaires, les programmes pour les enfants et les jeunes et les filiales de la Légion royale canadienne, des subventions qui les aideront à se remettre des effets de la COVID-19 et à poursuivre ...

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Ontario Supporting Non-Profits as Province Recovers from COVID-19

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The Ontario government is investing $83 million through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to provide grants to help eligible non-profit organizations, including food banks, child and youth programs and Royal Canadian Legion branches, recover from COVID-19 and continue the delivery of vital programming in their communities. The announcement was made today by Premier Doug Ford and Lisa MacLeod, Minister of ...

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Ontario Provides More Supports for Families of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Ontario is providing families in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) with services to support their child’s ongoing learning and development. Foundational family services such as family and peer mentoring, caregiver workshops and coaching will be tailored to the unique regional and cultural needs in different communities. These services will build on existing virtual and remote options introduced during the COVID-19 ...

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Happenings at Wawa First United Church – August 5

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. Although we cannot meet for Worship together you may like to read the Scriptures for August 09, 2020. Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28 Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers. Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b Remembering Joseph. Romans 10: 5-15. The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart. Matthew 14: 22-33 Jesus ...

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SE OPP Wawa – Morning Collision leads to Impaired Charges

  On August 1, 2020, at approximately 7:00 a.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 in Bailloquet Township. Officers arrived on scene and found that the driver had fled the scene on foot. At approximately 8:35 a.m., an officer spotted the driver walking on Highway ...

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Shop, Taste, Experience Local and WIN

Buy Algoma, Buy Local wants you to jump in your car and hit The Local Food Trail- a self-guided local food adventure! With chances to win three grand prizes, this food adventure provides extra incentive to support local. From August 1st to September 30th, taste some incredible locally-inspired dishes, shop for local products, and learn from the locals at over ...

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United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 30th is the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) wants to end human trafficking by breaking the silence. Learn about what human trafficking is and what it looks like in our community. Have the difficult conversations. Rise up. Break the silence. Human trafficking is a global issue, but one that is ...

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