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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 11/04/14

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

BABY FRIENDLY INITIATIVE (BFI) RESOURCES: The Best Start Resource Centre, in collaboration with the BFI Strategy for Ontario, is pleased to announce that the downloadable breastfeeding magnet Breastfeeding Your Baby has been translated into 9 additional languages.  Available languages are: Ojibway, Bengali, Gujarati, Korean, Persian, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic), Somali, and Vietnamese.  To download this and other BFI resources, please CLICK HERE.  To learn more about the BFI Strategy for Ontario please visit the following microsite at

FOOD RECLAMATION introduced to Hastings and Prince Edward counties.  ‘Second Helpings’ Co-Chairs, Steve van de Hoef and Ruth Ingersoll will be joined by Loyalist College President Maureen Piercy and volunteers from Bridge Street United Church’s ‘Inn From the Cold’ program, as they announce Hastings and Prince Edward counties first food reclamation pilot project on Thursday, April 17th, 10am, Loyalist College Cafeteria.  Please see press released posted in this blog on April 9th.

SUPPORT FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:  Join Anchel Krishna, blogger for Today’s Parent Magazine and parent to a special needs child, on Tuesday, May 6, 6-8pm at Quinte Children’s Treatment Centre, Quinte Health Care, Sills Wing, for a reflective talk and discussion on LIFE AFTER DIAGNOSIS.  Please RSVP to Lorell Stevenson at 613-969-7400 x2834.  FAMILY AND FRIENDS WELCOME!

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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