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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 27/05/16

CYSN Wordle FinalCHILD CARE SURVEY REPORT: Visit ENGLISH and FRENCH which contain memos from Nancy Matthews, Assistant Deputy Minister, Early Years Division regarding the 2015 Licensed Child Care Survey Report. If you have trouble printing the English version in Internet Explorer, try Chrome or Firefox.

CHILD CARE WAIT LISTS:  Visit ENGLISH and FRENCH which contain memos from Nancy Matthews regarding proposed regulations on child care wait lists. Feedback on the consultation document – you may access the document here – will be accepted from May 17, 2016 to July 4, 2016. Please CLICK HERE to read the May 17th News Release.

OUR DREAMS MATTER TOO!  CYSN members and community partners are invited to participate in this year’s walk and letter writing event supporting culturally based equity for First Nations children. There were over 4000 walkers across Canada last year. All participants will meet on Friday, June 10th at 59er’s (8011 Hwy. 2, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory) at 9am.  The walk to the Deseronto post office will take approximately an hour. Transportation will be provided back to your vehicles.  To sign the letter to bring with you, please CLICK HERE.









VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS WEEK SYMPOSIUM:  Voices of Hope June 1st, 9am-3pm in Kingston.  This inspirational event features a facilitated panel with compelling stories of resiliency and hope delivered by survivors of crime.  In addition, you will learn from front-line workers and hear about support available in the community. This event is free but participants are required to reserve a spot through EVENTBRITE.




Youth Job Link (YJL) is designed to help youth, including students, aged 15 to 29, who do not face significant barriers to employment but could benefit from some extra help to plan their careers and transition to the labour market.  This could include summer, after school and permanent full-time employment.

Career Edge offers YJL in Quinte West and Picton.  Community Employment Services offers YJL in Belleville, Centre Hastings and North Hastings.  META Employment Services offers YJL in Belleville and Marmora.

Youth Job Connection (YJC) is designed to help young people between the ages of 15 and 29 who face multiple or serious barriers to employment.

Youth Job Connection: Summer (YJCS) provides summer, part-time and after-school job opportunities for high school students, aged 15 to 18, who are facing challenging life circumstances and may need support transitioning between school and work.

Career Edge offers YJC and YJCS in Belleville, Quinte West and Picton.  Community Employment Services offers YJC and YJCS in Belleville, Centre Hastings and North Hastings.

All three of the above Employment Ontario service providers offer services and resources to employers.

Please CLICK HERE to read the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ April 2016 News Release about youth jobs programs.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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