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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 29/11/13

Good morning CYSN Members and Community Partners,

COMMUNICATION:  To further enhance communication between our organizations and support our commitment to working together, you are invited to contribute to the CYSN blog.  Those of you whose workloads slow down a bit over the holiday season may wish to consider taking advantage of this opportunity to communicate with a wide range of HPE service providers.  CYSN website data shows that our blog is one of the most visited pages.  If you are interested in submitting an article or, if you prefer, having me write an article, please get in touch.

NETWORK MEETING REMINDER:  The next Network meeting will be held on Friday, December 6th, 9:30am-noon at Hastings County, 228 Church Street, 3rd Floor, Belleville,  If you haven’t already done so, RSVP today – this really helps us plan for room set-up and refreshments.  Join the Network “buzz” from 9-9:30am.  For your reference, agendas and minutes are posted on the CYSN website –

TRANSFER OF FAMILY SUPPORT AND RESOURCE PROGRAMS:  For your information, attached is an update (EN and FR) from Jim Grieve and Rachel Kampus about the upcoming transfer of Child Care Resource Centre, Ontario Early Years Centre, Data Analysis Coordinator and Best Start Network/Early Child Development Planning funding, contract management and financial reporting from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to the Ministry of Education.  Phase 1, covering programs with calendar year contracts (EN and FR), will take effect on January 1, 2014.  Phase 2, covering fiscal year contracts (EN and FR), will take effect April 1, 2014.  Both Ministries “will continue working in close partnership to ensure a smooth, modified status quo transfer of knowledge and responsibilities” across the province.

The following items, shared by members and community partners, may be of interest:

BRIDGES TO SUCCESS:  Beginning January 20th, the Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education will be offering a 12-week program to help students learn about conflict resolution, establishing healthy relationships and conducting informational interviews.  The program is designed to “help adult learners, especially single parents, effectively navigate the many stresses and frustrations of real life.”  You are encouraged to refer any clients in need of tools and strategies to finish high school, enter the workforce or pursue post-secondary education.  For more information, please visit  (Note:  Firefox and Chrome work best with this link)

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES:  Learn about Loyalist’s Community Employment Services at their open house on December 18th, 1-4pm, 54 Dundas Street East, Belleville.  Please share INVITATION with colleagues, clients and friends.

FOOD SECURITY NETWORK:  The November Food Security News is out.  If you wish to subscribe to this e-newsletter, please contact

MANAGING AND LEADING IN A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENVIRONMENT:  Volunteer and Information Quinte and the Loyalist Training and Knowledge Centre are looking for feedback and interest in a leadership development program entitled, “From Competition to Collaboration” in the Greater Quinte Region, targeting individuals in senior management roles, new or experienced Executive Directors.  Please refer to LETTER which includes testimonial statements from past participants.  Not-for-profit leaders may indicate their “Expression of Interest” by contacting Brenda Snider,

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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