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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 14/02/14

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

BABY FEEDING DROP-INS IN BELLEVILLE AND QUINTE WEST:  This service is meant to help mothers in the transition from hospital to home by providing professional support to help them meet their breastfeeding goals, and form connections to community resources.  SEE POSTER.  For more information, please contact the Child Health CARELine 613-966-5500 x 223, toll-free 1-800-267-2803 x 223 or TTY 613-966-3036 Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

BUILDING SAFE COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE: For community members, social service providers, police, court staff, probation and parole officers, CAS, health care workers, teachers, addiction, mental health, crisis and youth counsellors on March 27th, 8:30am-3:30pm at the Batawa Community Centre, 81B Plant Street, $10 (includes lunch).  Please CLICK HERE to see the impressive line-up of guest speakers and for registration information.

COMMUNITY LEARNING ALTERNATIVES:  Connect with community partners at an Open House on February 13th, 10am-2pm at 46 Dundas Street West in Trenton, highlighting CLA’s available resources and programs. We offer a relaxed and helpful environment to help your clients accomplish their goals.

FOOD SECURITY: In this 2012 report on household food insecurity, we see that despite Canada’s economic recovery, the number of Canadians struggling to put food on the table because of food insecurity is not abating. In fact, the problem appears to have persisted or grown in every province and territory.  See Report on Household Food Insecurity in Canada 2012.

LAW SERIES 2014:  Session 2 – Human Rights Update – Is the HRTO becoming more liberal in awarding damages? To be held on February 19, 2014, 4:30-8pm, at the Travelodge, Belleville Saganoska Room   REGISTER HERE.

MORE ON FOOD SECURITY:  The Food Access Guide for Hastings & Prince Edward Counties is now available online.  The guide has been divided into 6 geographic areas: Belleville, Central Hastings, North Hastings, Prince Edward County, Quinte West and South East Hastings.  In each area you will find information on programs and services such as emergency food services, meal programs, collective kitchens, cooking classes, food box programs, community gardens, student nutrition programs, grocery delivery and transportation services.  The Health Unit has asked that you consider promoting this resource by posting a link on your website. And if you should notice any errors or are aware of any programs/services that may be missing from the guide, please send changes to

PRENATAL EDUCATION:  As a follow-up to the recent report of the Healthy Kids Panel, No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is providing funding to the Best Start Resource Centre to work on developing key messages and tools to assist service providers in Ontario in delivering prenatal education. If you offer prenatal education and are willing to complete a survey from your organizational perspective (only one survey per organization), please email Tekla Hendrickson at for the link.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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