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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 09/09/16

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HEALTHY KIDS COMMUNITY CHALLENGE:  The Healthy Kids Community Challenge has launched a new theme in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, Water Does Wonders, which encourages kids and their families to drink more water.

Water Does Wonders is the second theme of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, which promotes children’s health through physical activity, healthy eating, and other healthy habits. The Water Does Wonders theme will run from July, 2016 to March, 2017.

Learn more about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge at You may also connect through Facebook at and Twitter at @healthykidsHPE.

Please CLICK HERE for the Community Hydration Station Application and Accompanying Guide. Publicly funded and not-for-profit organizations that serve kids and their families in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties are encouraged to apply. Examples of eligible organizations are schools, recreation facilities or associations, libraries, and hospitals. The application is due September 30th, 2016.


The Poverty Roundtable Hastings Prince Edward is conducting interviews and conversations around poverty throughout Hastings and Prince Edward counties in October and November and we invite you to join in.

We will be meeting with families, youth, those who are unemployed, underemployed, working poor, business owners under the poverty line, homeless, and those experiencing disabilities, addictions and health issues, seniors and anyone who recognizes themselves as having experienced or as experiencing poverty.

If you are an agency, community organization, a convener of people please be in touch with us if you can host a focus group discussion. We are looking for partners to host a group (5-10 people), to co-facilitate discussions as well as volunteer support.

If you have experienced poverty or are now – we invite you to join in the conversation, become a voice and help bring attention to poverty in our region, and to engage in creating a community vision for poverty reduction.  Please get in touch with us to connect with a focus group discussion.

Contact Poverty Roundtable by phone or email to participate. Email or call 613 779 7477

All Participants coming to focus groups will receive an honorarium and we will share a lunch or a dinner together. Where possible daycare will be provided and transportation reimbursed.

Community conversations will help to create a community resource on the hidden faces and voices of poverty in our region as well as to begin the process of building community action plans on poverty reduction.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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