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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 8/11/13

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

I am pleased to announce that Theresa Dostaler, Synergy Research & Evaluation Consulting, was selected as consultant for the Parent Engagement Innovation Project – and she has accepted!  The regional project team will be meeting with Theresa and Network liaison representatives in Kingston on Tuesday to move ahead.  Details about the January 14th (snow date:  January 21, 2014) service provider symposium will be shared as plans unfold.

Spaces are available for a NO WRONG DOOR training session on Tuesday, November 19th, 2-4:30pm in Belleville.  If you wish to attend this session or have staff members trained, please contact me with names by noon on Tuesday, November 13th at the very latest.

Please note that the Thursday, November 28th CYSN meeting has been postponed to Friday, December 6th, 9:30am-noon, location to be announced, to accommodate a regional children and youth mental health event that same day, involving a number of our members.  Please see the revised CYSN Meeting Schedule 2013-2014.

The following items may be of interest to you:

FOOD AND LOGISTICS COORDINATOR JOB POSTING:  The Ministry of Children and Youth Services has announced funding for the provision of new services, related to Student Nutrition Programs, across Ontario.  The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation is receiving proposals from candidates who can offer Food & Logistics coordination services, on a contract basis, for the Southeast Region.  Attached is the Request for Proposal ad, that will be in newspapers throughout our region, along with the Job Description.   If you know any self-employed individual or food services company that you think would be interested in offering these services, please pass this information along to them.  The full proposal is available for interested parties, and they simply need to contact Kellie Brace, 613-966-1170 ext. 2232 so she can log the requests.

THINK, FEEL, ACT:  LESSONS FROM RESEARCH ABOUT YOUNG CHILDREN:  The Ministry of Education recently worked with leading experts in the field of early childhood education to develop six research briefs and several associated video clips for educators working in early years settings.   Please refer to message from Jim Grieve, Assistant Deputy Ministry, Early Years Division in English and French.  These resources build on the existing resources that have been developed related to the Early Learning Framework.  Please visit

NEXT WEEK’S CYSN BLOG will cover the Healthy Communities Healthy Eating and Active Living stakeholder workshop on November 4th.  This week’s blog introduced the Queen’s University Family Health Team in Belleville.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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