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Expositor News, Province announces plan for new Lansdowne Children's Centre

Susan Gamble, Brantford Expositor

Published Jan 12, 2024

MPP Will Bouma, left watched as Lansdowne Children's Centre executive director Rita-Marie Hadley and board chair John Bradford showed Michael Parsa, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services around one of the engagement rooms in the facility. PHOTO BY SUSAN GAMBLE

An announcement years in coming was finally made to a packed room of interested community members on Friday: Lansdowne Children’s Centre has been approved for a new home.

“We are building a new children’s treatment centre right here in Brantford,” said Michael Parsa, Ontario Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, to sustained applause and cheers from board members, local politicians, employees and parents of clients.

An emotional MP Will Bouma said he has been pushing the provincial government toward the moment since being elected, and long-time facility executive director, Rita-Marie Hadley expressed relief that the many services of Lansdowne will be consolidated under a new roof.


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