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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 27/09/13

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

The following items may be of interest to you:

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES PARTNERSHIP – HASTINGS & PRINCE EDWARD COUNTIES:  The purpose of this project is to learn about current community attitudes and policy improvements that are important to both residents and stakeholders related to local, accessible, and affordable healthy foods, active transportation and recreation.  Over the next few weeks, online survey links will be available and posted on the project webpage at  For more information, please CLICK HERE.

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT FUND:  Please refer to the attached Overview, prepared by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, along with the Summary of Group Discussion Topics from the Service Coordination meeting on September 18th.  For more information, contact

SENSORY TRAINING:  The Eastern Region Community Network of Specialized Care  is hosting “Introduction to Sensory Processing and Dysfunction” on October 7th in Kingston. This top-quality training is an excellent opportunity for staff to advance their knowledge and skills in the area of sensory issues and how they can impact behaviour in people with developmental disabilities. CLICK HERE.  To register, visit (click Calendar, go to the event date, click on the event listing, to register, click on the “Register” icon).

REMINDER:  Bayfield Clinic in Belleville will be hosting a three-day conference on the Dynamic – Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation, featuring  international expert Dr. Patricia Crittenden, on October 28-30, 2013.  Please visit for more details and registration form.

PARENTING WEBINAR:  The Best Start Resource Centre is hosting three webinars, featuring Janet Fox from Onion Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, on the topic of “Traditional First Nation Family Parenting”. Three optional times and dates are being offered: 

Friday, November 1, 2013   –   10:00 – 11:30 AM  (EST)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013  –  10:00 – 11:30 AM (EST)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 –   2:00 – 3:30 PM (EST)

This 1.5 hour free webinar will introduce traditional family parenting for service providers who work with First Nation families.  Topics that will be covered include how First Nation ancestors raised their children, the importance of bonding and renewed parenting skills using the Teachings and Values. To register, please go to

WORKSHOP FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS:  “Choices and Changes” to support lifestyle and behaviour changes and enhance client-centred care.  November 8th, 8:30am-1:30pm at the Innovation Centre boardroom in Picton.  CLICK HERE.

BRING FOOD HOME – ONTARIO’S SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS CONFERENCE:  November 17-18-19 in Windsor.  For details and registration, visit

NEXT WEEK’S CYSN BLOG will report on the Prince Edward Family Health Team AGM and Staff Day on September 18th.  This is a discussion item and I encourage you to comment.  Please visit

 Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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