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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 16/05/14

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

ABORIGINAL RESOURCE:  The KFL&A Children and Youth Services Steering Committee has recently released Guide for Indigenous Families and Children which includes services, community groups and annual events in Tyendinaga, Deseronto, Napanee, Kingston, Sharbot Lake & Area and Bancroft.  Please add this online directory to your “No Wrong Door” resources.

And for those of you who haven’t subcribed to the Walk In My Moccasins newsletter, CLICK HERE.

EMPLOYMENT PREPJoin Autism Ontario on May 25th, 10am-5pm for a free WORKSHOP focused on helping youth, young adults and adults with ASD with their search for a job at Extend-a-Family Building, 361 Montreal Street (please use Bagot Street entrance), Kingston.  Please register online.

FOOD SECURITY:  Please help spread the word about a baby food drive which is taking place from May 11th – June 15th to support the Good Baby Box Program.  The Community Development Council (CDC) has set a goal for 2014 of 4,620 jars. You can help by posting and sharing the FLYER with colleagues, friends and family.  For more info, or to arrange for a pick-up, contact Bev Heuving at 613-968-2466.  Or you may drop off donations at the CDC’s new office at 65 Station Street, Belleville.

HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT:  The Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment is offering a webinar for Early Childhood Educators about radon on May 21, 2014, noon-1pm – What you need to know – its links to lung cancer, how to check the level of radon in your child care facility and what to do if the levels are too high. Hear first hand what child care professionals are doing to make a difference.  To sign up, please email

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE LENS OF SCIENCE AND COMPASSION:  For those of you who missed hearing Dr. Gabor Mate speak last year, he will be presenting at the Orange Lodge in Tyendinaga on May 23rd and 24th. Spaces are limited so please reserve your seat by contacting Jessi Hill at 613-967-0122 x167.  The deadline is TODAY.  CLICK HERE for the flyer.

LICENCED CHILD CARE:  The Hub Child & Family Centre in Prince Edward County has expanded to include a new location at Massassauga-Rednersville Public School.  CLICK HERE for more information.

MENTAL HEALTH:  Belleville General Hospital Foundation invites you, your family, colleagues and friends to join them for their next “At the Cutting Edge” session (also known as Lunch and Learn) on May 21, 2014 at 12 noon in the Park Ballroom at the Belleville Travelodge as they present: Mental Illness – Stories of Courage and Self Discovery. There is no charge for this event.  Seating is limited so please reserve your seat today – or (613) 969-7400 ext 2061.

OUR DREAMS MATTER TOO:  You are invited to a walk for culturally based equity for First Nations children on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.  All participants will meet at Kanhiote Library/Nation Building at 9am – last year the walk to mail letters at the Deseronto post office took about 2 1/2 hours.  Sample emails and letters are available through the First Nations Caring Society.  If you have any questions, please contact Tracey Gazely at 613-967-0122 x175 or Lyndsay Scero at x148.  CLICK HERE for flyer.

RECREATION FAIR:  On Thursday, May 29th, 3-6pm at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre in Belleville, find out about recreational activities for children, youth and young adults with special needs in our community.  For further information, please contact Lorell Stevenson, 613-969-7400 x2834.  CLICK HERE for flyer.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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