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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 13/12/13

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our NO WRONG DOOR / WARM HAND-OFF facilitators for an excellent job:  Amy Watkins (United Way Quinte), Beverley Bell-Rowbotham (Data Analysis Coordinator), Barbara Meilenner, Melanie Dunlop, Polly Pearson (Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board), Becky Quaiff (The Hub Child & Family Centre), Melanie Coates (Community Living Prince Edward), Dave Buttineau (North Hastings Community Integration), Diane Martin (North Hastings Children’s Services), Donalda Simmons, Geoff Said, Julie Pohlman-Brogee (Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board), Jennifer Sawkins, Megan Luke (Children’s Mental Health Services), Lacey Maracle (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte), Susan Stoddard (Trenton Military Family Resource Centre) and Tina Kinmond (Family Space Quinte).  These co-facilitators received high praise in the participant surveys.  Special recognition goes out to Amy McGuinness (Family Space Quinte) and Theresa Dostaler for developing the facilitator resource materials and training the trainers!  And finally, thank you to the organizations who generously contributed staff to provide this NO WRONG DOOR / WARM HAND-OFF  training throughout Hastings-Prince Edward. Plans are moving forward to train POWER TRAINERS in March 2014.

BREASTFEEDING TRENDS IN CANADA:  For those of you who were unable to open the link provided in last Friday’s newsletter, here is a pdf version of the report.

HEALTH BEAT:  To view a copy of the latest Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit newsletter, please CLICK HERE.  It contains useful information for colleagues and clients.

ONTARIO CRIME PREVENTION:  Inspector Mike Reynolds, Quinte West OPP Detachment Commander, is planning a conference in March 2014.  He will be inviting speakers from the Ministry of Safety and Correctional Services to discuss Ontario’s Crime Prevention strategy, Ontario’s Mobilization & Engagement Model of Community Policing and other relevant topics.   He believes that this conference will be very relevant to community partners as the Province moves forward to reduce victimization and increase community wellness through effective crime prevention strategies that involve all stakeholders.  More details to follow.  To view “Crime Prevention in Ontario: A Framework for Action”, please CLICK HERE.

SPRING INTO LITERACY CONFERENCE:  For early childhood educators, teachers, librarians, child care providers ($50), students ($25) and parents ($25) on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9am-4pm, in Whitby.  Please post FLYER.  Registration deadline is March 13th.  For more information, contact Marlene Cherrington, 905-728-1673 x2515, 1-800-304-6180 or


Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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