CHILD CARE MODERNIZATION: Click ENGLISH or FRENCH to read the latest correspondence from Nancy Matthews, Assistant Deputy Minister, Early Years Division, Ministry of Education. Child care and early years partners are invited to provide feedback between February 1 and April 1, 2016 on the second of three phases of proposed regulations – the Regulatory Registry Posting Document related to the Child Care Early Years Act, 2014 and the Education Act. You may access the document here.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The Laidlaw Foundation has launched its application process for the Youth-led Community Change Program! The Board of Directors have increased the annual allocation from $300,000 to $400,000 for youth-led groups to take action on and bring attention to community and social issues in Ontario. Applicants can request a minimum of $5,000 and to a maximum of $25,000. Applications are due by March 18th, 2016. Please CLICK HERE for guidelines.
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, ONTARIO — CLUB ROC’S KIDS IN MOTION has been selected as a finalist in the GoodLife Kids Foundation’s national Win 4 Kids Contest. As part of the contest GoodLife Kids Foundation is giving away a total of $100,000 to programs across Canada that are helping kids get active. CLICK HERE for press release. Cast your vote and help Prince Edward County kids get active. Visit bit.ly/win4kids by March 4, 2016.
211 IS A PROVINCE-WIDE NON-EMERGENCY telephone number and website for social, health and government services. Volunteer and Information Quinte (VIQ) is our local data provider for 211 Ontario. To ensure that children, youth and families in Hastings-Prince Edward have easy access to the latest information about your organization, programs, contacts, etc., please CLICK HERE for instructions on how to update your organization’s VIQ record.
WINTER FAMILY FUN DAY is being offered by Children’s Mental Health Services on Monday, February 15th at the O’Hara Mill Homestead in Madoc. Please CLICK HERE for the poster to help get the word out to families in Centre Hastings and area.