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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 13/03/15


What is Bridges Out of Poverty? Bridges Out of Poverty is an internationally acclaimed workshop designed to assist professionals, business leaders and community members to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and strengths of people living in poverty.  This workshop will examine how our background impacts our opinions about poverty, and provide tools to improve community relationships and reduce the social costs of poverty. It will look at the importance of building bridges with all sectors of our community to develop a comprehensive approach to social development.

Who should attend? Service providers, business leaders, government leaders, community organizations and anyone who wants to learn how poverty affects our community.

Information and Registration? You will find more information on the registration form, or on our website If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact JoAnne Lewis, Partnership Developer at

COMMUNITY GARDENS:  Any organization or individual who would like to see more community gardens should consider attending this Healthy Community Partnership event on March 26th.  CLICK HERE for details.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PRESENTATION:  May 5th, 10am-noon (registration at 9:30am) in Picton.  A focus will be placed on the effects of domestic violence on children.  The content is suitable for the general public, but detailed enough that professionals should get something useful from it as well. It would be important to inform any clients that might be interested, but be directly affected by DV, that it is an open and public presentation, not a closed group. Please RSVP Mark Hill at 613-969-8647 or  CLICK HERE for more details.

GOOD FOOD BOX:  Come and sample Belleville’s finest sandwich creations and support the Community Development Council Quinte’s Good Food Box programs.   Belleville’s ultimate sandwich challenge will be held at the Travelodge on March 28, 1-3pm.  For more information, please CLICK HERE for flyer.

POVERTY REDUCTION SUMMIT:  This three-day national gathering being held in Ottawa from May 6-8, 2015, will highlight what’s working in poverty reduction activities, celebrate strong community examples and provincial/territorial strategies, and will outline what each holds in common so that we can clearly see the points of alignment that already exists.  CLICK HERE for details and registration.

THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN & YOUTH – FOCUS ON EDUCATION WORKSHOP:  Do you want to know more about Special Education issues – IEP’s, IPRC, human rights and the duty to accommodate children and youth at school?

Would you like to increase your knowledge about policies and procedures for school suspensions and expulsions?

The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre and the speciality legal clinic Justice for Children and Youth invite you to attend a workshop being held on March 26, 2015 at 2pm at Eastminster Church, 432 Bridge Street East, Belleville.

If you are interested, please go to (password is calcevent), call 1-877-966-8686, ext. 0 or email

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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