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To our valued Youth Care Practitioners

The first week of May is Child and Youth Care Appreciation Week. It’s a great opportunity to recognize your passionate contributions and dedication in improving the well-being of children and youth.

I want to thank you for all that you do for the children, youth, and families we serve at Macdonald Youth Services. Youth Care Practitioners are the largest employee group at MYS. You are the heart and soul of our agency.

We celebrate:
• your ability to connect and understand children and youth;
• your knowledge about each youth’s strengths and potentials;
• your patience and commitment in ‘hanging in’ and ‘sticking it out’ when the road gets tough; and
• your attention to the “little things,” ensuring successes are celebrated.

MYS would not exist without your gifts and commitments to Manitoba youth and families. Thank you from all MYS team members and the citizens of Manitoba.

Winston Churchill said it best: 

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”


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Kerri Irvin-Ross, CEO
Macdonald Youth Services

Letter to Youth Care Practitioners from Kerri Irvin-Ross CEO