2014 Simcoe County Cup: Be Part of the Festival of Hockey!


2014 SIMCOE COUNTY CUP! It’s hockey season again and the 2014 Simcoe County Cup is coming in March! With the success of last year’s inaugural Cup, we’re excited to bring you an even bigger better event this year! More divisions and more games will make the 2014 Simcoe County Cup the best cup ever! -March […]

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Children’s Mental Health Week: Video Contest!

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Calling all youth! Children’s Mental Health Week will be celebrated from May 4th to 10th, 2014. To celebrate, Children’s Mental Health Ontario is having a video contest called Change the View. All youth are invited to make a short video that shows what we can do to take the stigma out of kids’ mental health […]

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In the Community: MPP Jackson’s 3rd Annual Family Skate a Success for the Barrie Foodbank


Barrie – Yesterday Barrie MPP Rod Jackson, hosted a community skate at Holly Recreation Centre in support of the Barrie Foodbank. The event was a success with over a hundred Barrie residents coming out to enjoy a Sunday afternoon skate with the MPP and the Barrie Colts mascot, Charlie Horse. “It was great to see […]

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MPP Rod Jackson’s Annual Family Skate!

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All are welcome to attend this fun family event!

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Barrie Big Brother Big Sisters Centennial Celebration


Please join Barrie Big Brothers Big Sisters for their Centennial Celebration Gala. Barrie Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens. All are welcome to come out and support and celebrate this organization which helps to make Barrie a great […]

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Press Release: Youth Right to Care Bill Passes in Committee


December 11, 2013   Barrie - Today Bill 88, Child and Family Services Amendment Act (Children 16 Years of Age and Older), 2013 or the Youth Right to Care bill passed in Private Bills and Regulations committee. Barrie MPP Rod Jackson, PC Critic for Community and Social Services, explained “this is a major step forward.” The Youth Right to Care bill must be called for Third Reading before […]

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Press Release: Youth Right To Care Bill Called to Committee for Hearings


YOUTH RIGHT TO CARE BILL CALLED TO COMMITTEE FOR HEARINGS Queen’s Park – Today Barrie MPP Rod Jackson, PC Critic for Community and Social Services, is pleased to announce that Bill 88, Child and Family Services Amendment Act (Children 16 Years of Age and Older), 2013 or the Youth Right to Care bill has been […]

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In the Community: National Child’s Day


National Child’s Day marks the momentous occasion when Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This day reminds us of our commitment to celebrate our children, and to ensure that they are provided the rights they deserve under the UNCRC. My private’s member’s bill, Bill 88: The Youth Right to […]

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Press Release: MPP Jackson asked to sit on Select Committee for Developmental Services


November 19, 2013     Queen’s Park - MPP Rod Jackson has joined the unique Select Committee for Developmental Services led by MPP Christine Elliott. This committee was established to respond to a need to improve developmental service delivery in Ontario. The committee will travel province wide for public hearings in the sector. These public hearings […]

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In the Community: Remembrance Day Statement


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. -Laurence Binyon, September 1914 MPP Rod Jackson: ”Lest we forget”  November 10, 2013     Barrie- Each year on November […]

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