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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 27/02/15

ABORIGINAL FAMILY LITERACY CIRCLE (AFLC):  Social Media Marketing with a Focus on Facebook on March 10th at 9:30am.  This workshop will be tailored to our specific Aboriginal Family Literacy Circle Facebook Page. Facilitator, Vicki Trottier, will be helping us analyze and adapt our AFLC Facebook page to more effectively promote the Come Walk in My Moccasins e-newsletter, as well as help us create a vibrant place for our readers to discuss or share their ideas and experiences related to newsletter content and working with Indigenous families.  REGISTER HERE!

AFTER-SCHOOL DROP-IN:  You are invited to refer youth 13 years throughout highschool to an after-school drop-in being offered by the John Howard Society every Thursday from 3-5pm from March 5th to April 16th – depending on the turn-out.  Refreshments will be provided.  For more information, please refer to the March 5th FLYER which features a minute-to-win-it challenge.

COMMUNITY GARDEN NETWORK GROWTH SESSION:  Interested in community gardens and increasing local action? Let’s work together on March 26th, 9am-3pm at Connon Nurseries to create a Community Garden Network in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Growth session participants can expect to:

  • Gain knowledge about community gardens and their value to the local area.
  • Hear from Peterborough’s Community Garden Network Coordinator, Jill Bishop.
  • Celebrate local community garden successes and learn about local food security.
  • Enjoy a complimentary lunch from a local caterer sourcing local food.

REGISTER HERE by March 18th!

FOR THE LOVE OF LITERACY CONFERENCE:  With Keynote Speaker Dr. Dale Willows, OISE Literacy Professor of The Balanced Literacy Diet will be held on April 18th, 8am-3:30pm in Burlington.  Please CLICK HERE to view the conference brochure.

KINGSTON LITERACY AND SKILLS:  Cool Tools Rule: Using Technology to Educate and Engage on March 31st at 3pm.  This second workshop, facilitated by Joanne Kaattari, explores different types of social media. It includes discussion of how to use social media effectively in our workplaces, and considers users’ varied literacy levels. (This more generic workshop is not specific to the AFLC.)  REGISTER HERE!

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES forwarded by Nathalie Daoust, Education Officer, Early Years Implementation Branch, Early Years Division – Ministry of Education:

Infant Mental Health Promotion Conference:  April 21 and 22 – Toronto.

Poverty Reduction Summit:  May 6 to 8 – Ottawa.

Families in Canada Conference:  June 11 and 12 – Ottawa.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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