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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 13/06/14

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

An exciting milestone has been achieved today – this is the 100th CYSN blog post since the launch of our new website in May 2013.  There appears to be an awful lot to write about the ongoing activities and opportunities that exist among child, youth and family-focused organizations across Hastings and Prince Edward counties!  Over 400 individuals are visiting our website every month.  Be sure to let me know if there is something new going on in your organization that you would like to share with other HPE service providers.  The CYSN blog is a quick and easy way for you to communicate with each other.

ACCESSIBILITY:  June 1-7 was National Access Awareness Week.  Please CLICK HERE to read a series of articles that were published in the Community Press and EMC last week, on behalf of the City of Belleville Accessibility Committee.

AUTISM:  Please share with families local events and learning opportunities offered by Autism Ontario at

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS: The Spring 2014 issue of the Quinte Counselling Services newsletter features: “Post-secondary Education – Still Worth It?” by Lorne Thompson, M.Ed., RSW and “Mental Health and Addiction Issues in the Workplace” by Bob Kitcher, M.A.  Please CLICK HERE to read.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN:   Tapping the Power of Networks will be held in Toronto on September 15 and 16, and will explore the Network Approach for collaboratively addressing complex and interconnected challenges.  The Network Approach is one where everyone is potentially a leader.  Register Now!  The cost is $200 which includes a copy of the book by June Holley, “The Network Weavers Handbook.”

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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