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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 25/09/15

CYSN Wordle FinalEARLY CHILD EDUCATION graduate program being offered online through the UBC Faculty of Education.  An information session is being offered online on September 29th, 3:45-5:30pm.  RSVP online for login details.  The program application deadline is January 29, 2016. Please CLICK HERE for more information.

FASD PROVINCIAL ROUNDTABLE REPORT:  Ontario hosted province-wide roundtable sessions to engage with service providers, advocates, families, caregivers and individuals affected by FASD. We listened to the challenges they faced and learned about what they believe is required to better meet their needs.

Read the FASD Provincial Roundtable Report from the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children and Youth Services. The report provides a summary of what we heard through our engagement.  Please CLICK HERE for more information from MCYS.

LEARN ANISHINAABEMOWIN: Free Ojibwe language webinars open to all language speaking levels and all people.  Please CLICK HERE for details and registration.

LET NATURE BE YOUR TEACHER:  Family Space Quinte now offers Wildwood Academy – outdoor adventures and forest education – in partnership with Quinte Conservation every Friday morning (rain for shine) from 9:30-11:30am at Potter’s Creek Conservation Area.  Please share POSTER and STRIP FLYER with families.

SEPTEMBER 30th is ORANGE SHIRT DAY, acknowledging the harm experienced by First Nations children in residential schools during the 19th and 20th centuries, and affirming our commitment towards ensuring that “Every Child Matters”. CLICK HERE to visit the Orange Shirt Day facebook page.

STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Nancy Matthews is the new Assistant Deputy Ministry in the MEDU Early Years Division.  For information on this and other staff announcements please refer to memo from Deputy Minister, George Zegarac – ENGLISH and FRENCH.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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