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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 06/06/14

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

FACT SHEETS:  The Community Development Council of Quinte has produced a collection of fact sheets on six important provincial issues – child care, housing and health, jobs, minimum wage, post secondary and social assistance. These fact sheets are concise, to the point and provide information, questions for candidates in the upcoming provincial election, and additional resources. Please CLICK HERE to view the fact sheets on the new CDC website.

FRANCOPHONE RESOURCE:  The Best Start Resource Centre is excited to release the Bilingual Online Ontario Breastfeeding Services directory. It will help service providers connect mothers with local breastfeeding supports and services. Mothers can search directly for what is available in their area or for specific services such as peer-support, drop-in groups or clinics with a professional (e.g., lactation consultant).

Even though a lot of time was spent researching the information, some programs and services may be missing or incomplete. All service providers are invited to check the directory and use the Add or Update tab if they find programs are missing or have incomplete information. If you are sending information about a new program, please review Inclusion Criteria in the footer of the webpage.

NEW IMMIGRATION WEBSITE:  Please CLICK HERE to visit the new Quinte Immigration Services (QUIS) website.

RURAL TRANSPORTATION FORUM:  Sponsored by the Rural Ontario Institute, in
partnership with the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition, to be held at the Brockville Convention Centre, June 23rd, 10am-2pm.  One of our planning table counterparts, Every Kid in our Communities of Leeds-Grenville was one of three rural communities selected to participate in the Rural Ontario Institute’s Accelerating Rural Transportation Solutions project over the last number of months. The cost of the forum is $40.  Please CLICK HERE to register.  Direct any questions to Scott Currie, ROI Project Manager at 519-826-4204,

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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