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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 04/10/13

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

The following items may be of interest to you:

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE:  Building on the recommendations of the Healthy Kids Panel, Ontario newborns and their families will benefit from new breastfeeding supports.  Visit

BREASTFEEDING BOOKLET FOR ABORIGINAL WOMEN:  Best Start Resource Centre is pleased to announce a new breastfeeding booklet for Aboriginal women called Breastfeeding for the Health and Future of Our Nation. This booklet follows the medicine wheel and shares key information and skills for breastfeeding, including relevant teachings and quotes. It provides responses to frequently asked questions as well as links to additional supports and information. The booklet supports the initiation and duration on breastfeeding in Aboriginal women.  Please visit to download a free copy of this booklet.

CHILD CARE CONFERENCE:  Saturday, November 2nd, 9am-3:30pm at First Pentecostal Church in Belleville, featuring Michael Lewis on “Strategies for Communicating Effectively, Assertively and Clearly?” and Martin Liberio on “Workplace Personalities and How to Work with Them!”  The cost is $25.  To register, please see Conference Brochure.

LA PROVINCE DONNE DE L’AMPLEUR AU PROGRAMME DE BONNE NUTRITION DES ÉLÈVES POUR OFFRIR UN DÉPART EN BONNE SANTÉ À UN PLUS GRAND NOMBRE D’ENFANTS:  Un plus grand nombre d’enfants et de jeunes mangeront des repas sains et nutritifs à l’école, à compter de cette année.  La ministre Piruzza s’est rendue ce matin à la Church Street Public School de Toronto, en compagnie de la ministre de la Santé et des Soins de longue durée, Deb Matthews, pour annoncer l’expansion du Programme de bonne nutrition des élèves de l’Ontario.

PROVINCE EXPANDING STUDENT NUTRITION PROGRAM TO HELP MORE KIDS GET A HEALTHY START:  More children and youth in Ontario will be eating nutritious, healthy meals at school starting this year.  Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services, was joined by Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Deb Matthews on Tuesday morning at Toronto’s Church Street Public School, to announce that Ontario’s Student Nutrition Program will be expanding.  Although Maribeth deSnoo from the Learning Foundation doesn’t have details of expansion for HPE, this should mean additional funds and bolstered student nutrition programs in our area.

NEXT WEEK’S CYSN BLOG will feature the Prince Edward Vital Signs 2013 Report, launched by the County Community Foundation on October 1st, which is a unique snapshot of community successes and challenges based on local statistical and anecdotal data.  Please visit

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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