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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 23/05/14

Good morning CYSN Members and Community Partners,

CELEBRATE NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY by attending a workshop, “Adding to One’s Basket:  Indigenous Holistic Approaches to Helping” with Dr. Cyndy Baskin from Ryerson University on June 20, 2014, 9:15am-2:30pm in Kingston.  The $50 fee covers a light lunch and snack. Please CLICK HERE for registration form.  For more information, call Deb Kinder, 613-545-3698.  

EARLY LEARNING:   For those who were
not able to view the live session about “How Learning Happens”, or who would like to view it again, the provincial webcasts have been archived and are available by signing in at the following links:

English Webcast from May 13th:
http://events.digitalmedia.telus.com/ops/051314/index2.php?page=register

French Webcast from May 14th:
http://events.digitalmedia.telus.com/ops/051414/index.php.

Please CLICK HERE to access the document.  Stakeholders are being encouraged to use the webcast and document “as a springboard for further reflection on what this document means for you in your work with children, families and each other.”

SPECIAL NEEDS STRATEGY:  A helpful message from Jim Grieve, Assistant Deputy Minister, Early Years Division and Diversity Champion for the Ministry of Education –

“As you know a general election in Ontario will take place on Thursday, June 12, 2014. It is a well-established tradition that during an election period, the government takes on a caretaker role.  During this period, no new policy or program initiatives are undertaken, and there are restrictions to ongoing work, consultations, announcements and events.  Only very routine or urgent issues are handled during this time.  Accordingly, regional information sessions regarding services for children and youth with special needs will not be taking place this spring.  Ministry staff will be in touch following the June 12, 2014 provincial election.”

“Comme vous le savez, des élections générales se tiendront en Ontario le jeudi 12 juin 2014. Au cours de cette période, il est de coutume que le gouvernement assume un rôle de gestionnaire-intendant, c’est-à-dire qu’il n’adopte aucune nouvelle politique ou initiative. De plus, des restrictions s’appliquent aux travaux en cours, aux consultations, aux annonces et aux événements. Seules les questions liées aux activités de routine ou celles jugées urgentes sont traitées pendant cette période. Par conséquent, aucune séance d’information régionale sur les services offerts aux enfants et aux jeunes ayant des besoins particuliers n’aura lieu ce printemps. Le personnel du ministère communiquera avec vous après les élections provinciales du 12 juin 2014. Nous vous remercions des efforts constants que vous déployez pour aider l’ensemble des élèves.”

YOUTH JUSTICE CONFERENCE: June 25-26 at Oakham House, Ryerson Student Centre, Toronto.  More than 30 speakers will be presenting across the 2-day agenda.  Not-for-profit rate now available.  Click these links to Register and view the Canadian Youth Justice Conference brochure.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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