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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 27/06/14

Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,

DAD CENTRAL:  If you are a professional person working with First Nations families, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte would like to invite you to participate in a focus group on Thursday, August 14, 9am-noon at the Community Wellbeing Centre to help develop the My Daddy Matters 2.0 Welcoming Dads Toolkit.  If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact email Allison Brant at or call 613-967-0122 x135.

PARENTS FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH is seeking General Board Members to join its Board of Directors. Interested candidates should have an interest in or a connection through work or lived experience in the area of children’s mental health as we move forward with our focus on Parent Engagement and Membership / Chapter Development. PCMH provides support, education, and empowerment to its members, as well as community partners and government. PCMH’s Board meets monthly, with the exception of December and August. To ensure a cross-province representation on the Board, participation through call-in / computer technology may be arranged for those living outside of the GTA. Allow for 4 – 5 hours per month (including reading). This is an unpaid position. Those interested can send an email to

SUPER DADS SUPER KIDS:  Anyone interested in learning how to deliver programming to fathers and their children may wish to participate in a Facilitation Training and Certification session on Wednesday, August 13, 9am-3pm at the Community Wellbeing Centre being offered by Dad Central in partnership with the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte – Family Health and Child Development.  The costs is $50 and light lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Certification includes a SDSK manual.  To register, please contact Allison Brant at or call 613-967-0122 X135.

WHAT IS THE FIRST NATIONS CHILD WELFARE COMPLAINT? The complaint says that First Nations children and families living on reserve are not receiving the same kind of child welfare services as other families in Canada, and that this is discrimination.  Please CLICK HERE learn more about this Canadian Human Rights Tribunal case and find out how to get involved.  This summary was developed to help teachers raise awareness with their students about contemporary First Nations issues and take action for change.  For information about this and other campaigns, visit Shannen’s Dream (, Jordan’s Principle (, and ‘I am a witness’ (

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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