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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 16/01/15

HAVE A HEART FOR FIRST NATIONS CHILDREN: You are invited to a free community breakfast on February 5th, 7am-10:30am at the 59ers Club, 8011 Hwy #2, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory (close to Hwy #49).  Have breakfast and sign a letter supporting Have a Heart Day which will be sent to the Prime Minister on your behalf.  Hosted by the Enyonkwa’ Nikonhriyohake’ program.  If you are unable to attend the breakfast, consider sending this letter to the PM on your own. Please CLICK HERE for more information about this and other First Nations campaigns for Aboriginal children and youth.

TRIPLE P CONFERENCE:  “Get Connected Stay Connected:  Families and Schools Working Together” on May 4-6 in Sault St. Marie.  Speakers include Professor Matt Sanders, Dr. Michael Unger, Dr. Ron Prinz and Ron Morrish.  Please CLICK HERE for conference flyer.

YOUTH PROGRAM STILL ACCEPTING REFERRALS:  The Quantum 9 intervention program aims to support 30 students in their first year of high school in the areas of educational activities, personal development activities and community service activities to help reduce drop-out rates and delinquency.  Program goals include:

  • Increase grade nine completion rates
  • Create opportunities for personal development
  • Teach positive values and beliefs
  • Alleviate anxiety and increase self esteem
  • Decrease high-risk behaviours
  • Engage youth in their school and community.

This strengths-based, holistic program is delivered by a trained Youth Worker who acts as a positive role model and facilitates wrap-around care to participating youth.  Students are coached in the development and achievement of personal goals through the elimination of barriers to success.

The word “quantum” means “giant step”.  “If the goal of the student is to complete grade nine and it is felt they need extra support Quantum Nine can help.”

For more information and to refer a student, please contact Diana Gregory at The John Howard Society of Belleville and District, 19-21 Wallbridge Crescent, 613-921-5347 or

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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