Hello CYSN Members and Community Partners,
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH: Just in from Highland Shores. For the second year in a row, the Eastern Zone CASs are uniting to promote a Dress Purple Day, this year on October 17th, in order to create additional awareness around child abuse and neglect prevention in our communities. We are encouraging everyone to wear purple for prevention on the 17th. The Quinte Children’s Foundation have purple t-shirts for sale for $10 that can be obtained by calling 613-962-9292.
And taking the “Use Your Voice” against child abuse prevention message even further, a video was created by some children of Highland Shores staff. Please click below to view and share.
GRANT OPPORTUNITY: The CST Inspired Minds Learning Project challenges communities and organizations across Canada for new and innovative ideas in the growth and development for children ages 0–17. Submitted and screened Ideas are funded with a prize money pool of $100,000 per bi-annual contest for a total of $200,000 per year. Please CLICK HERE for details.
GREAT NEWS FOR HASTINGS-PRINCE EDWARD: Please CLICK HERE to read the news that came out September 12th, 2014 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.
NEW ONLINE RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES: Partners for Planning Resource Network is releasing an innovative online resource that assists families in creating a good life and secure future for their loved one with an intellectual disability. Two Family Orientation Sessions are being held at Community Living Belleville & District on Thursday, October 23rd – one from 3:30-5pm and another from 6-7:30pm. To register, please call 613-969-7407, x21 or firstname.lastname@example.org by October 16th.