uManitoba-run counselling centre closes

August 13, 2010

Last month, the University of Manitoba announced it would no longer operate the Elizabeth Hill Counselling Centre, a provincially-funded, non-profit agency run by the university's faculty of social work. The centre's 3 core programs have been parcelled out to other agencies, while uManitoba has retained a program that helps couples heal from domestic violence. Last year, the centre was projecting a $150,000 deficit, a cost uManitoba decided it could not absorb, and one the provincial government declined to cover. While research and work practicums will continue at the new agencies, says uManitoba's social work dean, the changes could complicate research access. Winnipeg Free Press