Protect children's mental health services & daycare space for children with disabilities
Petition to save Silver Creek School and playground which provides essential children's mental health services and daycare space for children with disabilities by designating the building a vital community hub and stopping the sale of this vital fabric of our neighbourhood.
TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
Whereas: Silver Creek School is the home to the Silver Creek Pre-School and the Etobicoke Community Children's Centre, two essential childcare programs for the families of our community; and
Whereas: The Silver Creek Pre-School has been serving children with physical and developmental challenges since 1975, currently serving more than 60 children annually; and
Whereas: Silver Creek provides a positive pre-school setting with therapeutic (physiotherapy, occupational, speech & language, and music therapy) services delivered within a caring and creative early education classroom, helping children with and without physical and developmental challenges to achieve success as defined by each child and family; and
Whereas: The Etobicoke Children's Centre is dedicated to providing services to children, youth and their families who experience challenges related to mental health and autism; and
Whereas: The Etobicoke Children's Centre has been in our neighbourhood since 1999 and serves approximately 1200 children and their families annually; and
Whereas: It is crucial that the province act immediately to ensure that these vital childcare resources and its surrounding green space are not lost.
Therefore: We the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly to stop the sale of Silver Creek School.