Reverse the cuts to the Compass Residential Youth Program: Sign the petition

5 jobs have been cut from the Compass Residential Youth Program in Portage la Prairie. Please sign and share the petition to send a message to the Manitoba government and urge them to reverse these reckless cuts!

Winnipeg (08 Nov. 2018) — Far too many young people in Manitoba are facing a crisis when it comes to substance abuse, addictions, and mental health issues.

At-risk youth need more support, not less

But instead of investing in programs to help our youth, the Pallister government is eliminating supports. 5 jobs have been cut from the Compass Residential Youth Program in Portage la Prairie—a unique Addictions Foundation of Manitoba program that helps youth aged 13 to 17 who are struggling with substance use disorders and mental health problems.

At this critical time, these young Manitobans need more support, not less. Cuts will affect the quality of the program, which could take away their chance for a successful outcome.

The Manitoba Government and General Employees' Union (MGEU/NUPGE) has set up an online petition to raise awareness. Please sign and share this petition to send a message to the Manitoba Government and urge it to reverse these reckless cuts!