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Lack of funding creates problems for agencies providing essential services

The lack of adequate provincial funding to provide reasonable remuneration to front-line workers is an acute issue for all of the 100-plus community-based agencies providing essential services to persons with intellectual disabilities across Manitoba (“Group Home Operator Wants More Gov’t Cash,” Brandon Sun, Feb. 14).

It has been said that “any society, any nation, any province is judged on the basis of how it treats those who are most vulnerable.”

We remain hopeful that the provincial government’s commitment to equity, human rights and inclusion provide the basis for real progress.

Ensuring that our agencies can pay employees at rates comparable to what government pays their own workers will be essential to long-term stability.

MALINDA ROBERTS, president

Abilities Manitoba

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 20, 2014

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The lack of adequate provincial funding to provide reasonable remuneration to front-line workers is an acute issue for all of the 100-plus community-based agencies providing essential services to persons with intellectual disabilities across Manitoba (“Group Home Operator Wants More Gov’t Cash,” Brandon Sun, Feb. 14).

It has been said that “any society, any nation, any province is judged on the basis of how it treats those who are most vulnerable.”

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The lack of adequate provincial funding to provide reasonable remuneration to front-line workers is an acute issue for all of the 100-plus community-based agencies providing essential services to persons with intellectual disabilities across Manitoba (“Group Home Operator Wants More Gov’t Cash,” Brandon Sun, Feb. 14).

It has been said that “any society, any nation, any province is judged on the basis of how it treats those who are most vulnerable.”

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