I sat this morning and read the letter in last Wednesday’s Times by Rick Weidenhoeft. I also feel the frustration and anger that comes with the lack of an increase in pay.
I work for the Association for Community Living in Fort Frances, where we have felt the tightening of purse strings by Mike Harris’ budgets.
In watching news broadcasts, they tell of an average wage increase of three percent across the province. I would guess this does not apply to caregivers and teachers—we who care and nurture the young and challenged.
We, the providers, can only do so much; we need the support of families of the individuals we provide the services to.
I have often heard the saying you get what you pay for. I would hope that quality service to developmentally-challenged, and the children in our school systems, are worth the dollars that need to be channeled to these services.