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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 18/04/14

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

AUTISM ONTARIO:  Please refer parents to to register for upcoming events in South East Ontario.

BREASTFEEDING PEER SUPPORT: The Best Start Resource Centre will be hosting two one-hour, free webinars on breastfeeding peer support:  Developing and Sustaining Breastfeeding Peer Support Programs on April 25th and May 7th.  They are excited about sharing some of the practical ways to develop and enhance breastfeeding peer support programs through these webinars.  CLICK HERE for details and registration information.

CHALK TALK: In addition to featuring a blurb about the CYSN, copies of our Report Card 2013 will be included with the distribution of CHALK TALK SPRING 2014 to approximately 3,500 families, teachers, businesses, donors, politicians, etc.  In the next edition of Chalk Talk, the CYSN will be added as a donor choice.  To view past and future editions of Chalk Talk, please visit

GOOD BABY BOX:  With new funding from United Way of Quinte, the Community Development Council of Quinte (CDCQ) is pleased to announce that the GBB Program is now expanding into Prince Edward County!  The Good Baby Box is opening at The Hub Child & Family Centre at 10 McFarland Court in Picton on Tuesday, April 15.  Parents interested in accessing the program can call 613-476-8142 for store hours and additional information.

ONTARIO’S EDUCATION STRATEGY:  In the fall of 2013, the Ministry of Education hosted eight in-person consultations, provided information kits for dozens of community events, and received more than 1,170 online submissions and almost 300 student survey responses.  All of this input was used to help craft Ontario’s renewed vision for its education system.”  Liz  Sandals, Minister of Education.  CLICK HERE for a copy of Achieving Excellence:  A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario and to view the accompanying video.

ONTARIO’S SPECIAL NEEDS STRATEGY:  A slideshow entitled, Putting it All Together:  A Strategy for Special Needs Services that Make Sense for Familes” was shared by one of our members who attended an information session presented by four Ministries on April 4th.  Please CLICK HERE to view.  Questions can be directed to

RURAL HEALTH SCIENCES NETWORK:  Meetings are open to board members, management, profit and non-profit organizations – representatives from the child and youth sectors are welcome.  Upcoming presentations will be of interest to all organizations.  Please refer to AGENDA for Wednesday, May 7th, 2-4:30pm, SE Community Care Access Centre Boardroom, 470 Dundas Street East, Belleville.  Also, if anyone wants to be added to the RHSN mailing list to receive notice of meetings, please contact Robert W. Kitcher, Chair at

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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