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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 6/12/13

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

The following news items, shared by members and partners, may be of interest to you:

BREASTFEEDING TRENDS IN CANADA, released by Stats Canada on November 25, 2013 is available at REPORT.  Some key findings are:

  • The majority of mothers, 89%, breastfed their baby in 2011–2012, a slight increase from 85% in 2003.
  • More mothers were breastfeeding exclusively for six months (or more): 26% in 2011–2012, compared with 17% in 2003.
  • In 2011–2012, mothers who breastfed exclusively for six months (or more) tended to be in their thirties or older, and to have postsecondary qualifications.  
  • The most common reasons cited for stopping breastfeeding before six months were “not enough breast milk” and “difficulty with breastfeeding technique” in 2011–2012.

BRIDGES TO SUCCESS:  Last week, I told you about a new 12-week program being offered by the Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education to help students learn about conflict resolution, establishing healthy relationships and conducting informational interviews.  An information session is being offered to community service providers on Wednesday, December 11th, 11am at 41 Octavia Street, Belleville.  A second session is being held for interested students on Wednesday, January 8th at 1pm at the same location.  If you wish to refer clients, please call 613-966-9210 and ask for Katharine Davis.

SAVE THE DATE for Belleville Downtown DocFest, an international documentary film festival, Friday, February 28th through Sunday March 2nd, 2014.  Local agencies may introduce and promote their services by sponsoring a film.  If you would like more information (or perhaps suggest a film) please contact Ruth Ingersoll, or 613-968-2466.

VOLUNTEER AND INFORMATION QUINTE E-NEWS:  If you haven’t already done so, consider signing up for VIQ’s e-News which contains great information about upcoming fundraisers and community events.  Please call 613-969-8862, 1-866-340-0899 or visit  And if your organization is planning a fundraiser, AGM, special event, etc. be sure to notify VIQ.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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