Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

September 18, 2015 07:19 ET

Media Advisory: Save Second Base! Afternoon rally will draw attention to impact of youth shelter's impending closure

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2015) - A broad range of community allies will join together this afternoon to join their voices to the growing movement to save Second Base Youth Shelter.

The rally will take place today, September 18, at 12 noon in front of Second Base, located at 700 Kennedy Road. Second Base's board announced it will close the shelter October 20, eliminating beds and the only shelter serving youth aged 16-21 in Scarborough.

A number of labour and community groups will join staff and residents in calling on municipal, provincial and federal politicians to join them to Save Second Base. Fred Hahn, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, will attend the rally.

Media wishing to cover this event or interview Fred Hahn are encouraged to contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, who will also be providing on site communications support.

WHAT: Rally to Save Second Base Youth Shelter (SBYS)
WHEN: Friday, September 18, 12 noon
WHERE: Assemble in Grace Church parking lot in front of SBYS, 700 Kennedy Road
WHO: Second Base residents, staff and their supporters in the community
WHY: To call on politicians at all levels of government to lend their support to Save Second Base Youth Shelter

Contact Information

  • Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications
    416-821-6641