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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 27/11/15

CYSN Wordle FinalNEEDING YOUR INPUT FOR HEALTHY KIDS:  Hastings and Prince Edward Counties has been successful in their application to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Healthy Kids Community Challenge. This 3-year challenge is designed to improve the health and activity of children (0-12) across the province of Ontario. Over 30 communities across Ontario have been selected to participate. Collectively, participating communities will contribute to reducing childhood obesity and improving healthy behaviours among children related to healthy eating and physical activity.

To begin creating Hastings and Prince Edward Counties’ action plan for healthy kids, we need YOUR ideas for local programs and activities for the first theme: Run. Jump. Play. Every Day.

The target population is children 0-12. We are looking for programs, activities, services and/or campaigns that will help local children be more active. The province is providing ample resources, including funding, training and marketing tools to support local programs. 

Activities have to be initiated in the first quarter of 2016, so please do keep this in mind when suggesting possibilities. Otherwise, please use the sky as your limit!

Please complete the survey below to let us know your ideas. The survey will close December 4 at noon. You will hear more from us in 2016!

If you have any questions about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge or the above survey please contact Veronica Catry, Program Manager at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health,

PROMOTE RESILIENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY:  Become a Bounce Back and Thrive (BBT) Trainer.  3-day intensive training will be held in Toronto from February 10-12, 2016.   Prerequisite:  Reaching In Reaching Out (RIRO) Resiliency Skills Training February 8-9, 2016.  Please CLICK HERE for details and registration.

RISK MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP for non-profit organizations with Joy Jackson to be held on December 9th, 8:30am-4pm at the Banquet Centre in Belleville.  Cost is $50 per person or $160 for a group of 4, which includes lunch and refreshments.  CLICK HERE for flyer and HERE for registration form.  Registration and payment are due December 7th.
Contact: or 613-962-9531.


IT’S OFFICIAL – our new mandate, approved by the membership at yesterday’s Network meeting, now appears on the home page of this website.  Print and electronic materials are to be revised shortly.  Please share this new mandate with colleagues in your organizations:

The Hastings & Prince Edward Children and Youth Services Network supports the well-being of children and youth prenatal to 18 years and their families through collaboration and informed planning.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – At their meeting at the Metis Nation Wellness Centre in Bancroft on October 16, 2015, members of the Aboriginal Planning Working Group agreed to change the name of their group to the First Nations/Metis/Inuit or FNMI Planning Working Group because it was felt to more accurately and sensitively reflect the cultural identities of the children, youth and families being served.  This change now appears on the CYSN website under the ABOUT tab.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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