2014 CHILD CARE AND EARLY YEARS ACT: With the passing of the new Act, to take effect on August 31, 2015, a resource called “What providers and parents need to know” has been developed to assist providers and parents with understanding updated regulations under the new legislative framework. To download, click ENGLISH or FRENCH.
The Ministry of Education will be holding a webcast to provide an update on the Child Care Modernization Act, 2014 on Tuesday, June 23rd, 1-3pm. Please check back here next week for information about how to register.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective June 22nd, Garry Laws will head up the newly formed Addictions and Mental Health Services – Hastings Prince Edward as Chief Executive Officer. Please CLICK HERE for an article in “The Merger”.
CELEBRATING LOCAL FOOD WEEK: “Ontario has launched its first-ever Local Food Report, which measures the province’s progress in bringing local food to more tables across the province.
In 2013, Ontario passed the Local Food Act, 2013 which aims to increase awareness of local food, nurture local food markets and foster vibrant food-based economies across the province.” For more info, see June 4th NEWS RELEASE.
IMPACT OF VIOLENCE AND NEGLECT ON CHILDREN with Dr. Diane Benoit, September 25, 9am-4pm in Cobourg, $67.80 per person. Seating is limited – register early. For details, see FLYER and REGISTRATION FORM.
INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT AWARENESS DAY: On June 18th the Ontario Association of Infant and Child Development (OAICD) and Counselling Services of Belleville & District (CSBD) are celebrating an AWARENESS DAY, promoting the pivotal role Infant and Child Development programs play in early identification and early intervention for children. For additional information about the program or to make a referral please call 613-966-7413 or check out the CSBD website.
TIME SENSITIVE: Hastings County Housing Services invites you to attend and participate in a complementary session and breakfast in Madoc on June 18th, 9:30-12:30 to receive an update about the 10-year Housing & Homelessness Plan, learn about local solutions for housing and homelessness, and discuss the update on the provincial Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy. Please CLICK HERE for details – RSVP TODAY.