COMMUNITY HUBS: The Premier’s Community Hub Framework Advisory Group, chaired by Karen Pitre, has issued Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan which contains recommendations to help guide the Province’s future plans for community hubs. Please visit www.ontario.ca/community hubs for a copy. To read the response from the Deputy Minister of Education, George Zegara, click ENGLISH or FRENCH.
FOOD SECURITY: Please promote the Fresh for All campaign. Posters and rack cards may be picked up at United Way Quinte, 55 Harriett Street, Belleville.
ONLINE FASD TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PARENTS: Parents of children 4-12 years with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) are still being recruited for a Queen’s University study called the Strongest Families FASD program, to gain tools to cope with challenging behavior. For information and referral, see RECRUITMENT POSTER and SESSION SUMMARIES. This 2.5 minute video provides general details of the study.
For more information, visit the Strongest Families FASD website.
RED CARD UPDATE: The new Red Cards for youth services in HPE will be ready at the end of the month. The new electronic version is being finalized. Please CLICK HERE to preview.
REQUEST FOR HELP: I am in the process of compiling a list of front-line networks and brown bag lunch groups that support children, youth and families throughout Hastings-Prince Edward. For example, the Community Services Network, a key Community Service Expo partner, meets at the Education Centre in Belleville every fourth Wednesday (excluding the summer) from 9-10:30am. Guest speakers are featured at every meeting and attendance is open to all service providers. I am aware that similar groups exist in other HPE communities – your help in identifying them would be greatly appreciated.