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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 07/10/16



Deadline: October 20, 2016

For more information and copy of the RFP, contact: Dave Robb, Purchasing Supervisor Email:  Fax: (613) 966-7780

Background: The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) through Employment and Social Development Canada renewed the HPS program for the City of Belleville for the five year period of 2014 to 2019. The HPS program aims to prevent and reduce homelessness through a housing first approach which involves moving individuals who are on the streets or shelters directly into permanent housing and using a variety of support services to assist clients to sustain their housing.

As part of the Government of Canada’s Budget 2016, additional funding to enhance homelessness services through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy for 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 has recently been announced. This additional investment will provide communities with more flexibility and support to help reduce homelessness.


University of Toronto online courseRefugee Mental Health- 10-12 hour- Accredited letter fee $15: This course presents the fundamental concepts of refugee mental health, with a focus on determinants of mental health, common mental disorders and best practices for support. It is designed to provide settlement workers and social service providers with the necessary information, skills and tools required to identify, screen and support refugee clients with mental health problems.  Spaces are limited for upcoming sessions.

This course has been approved as an accredited event by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Participants eligible to receive the letter will be sent an email one week after the session end date. This email will contain information on how to pay the $15 fee by credit card.

Western University 3 online courses- Learning to End the Abuse: All certificates are issued free of charge when courses below are successfully completed.

  1.  Document, Monitor, Collaborate:  A Primer on Domestic Violence Risk Assessment & Management-Certificate course (only 1 hour)
  2. Domestic Violence Risk Assessment and Management- Certificate course (approx. 6 hours)
  3. Responding to Disclosure of Sexual Violence  – Certificate (Approx. 6 hours)

Please contact Petra Blain, Online Learning Recruitment Officer, Contact North.

FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESSES:  Demystify Facebook to market your business by attending workshops being offered at the Loyalist College Bancroft Campus.  CLICK HERE for details.  Space is limited.

FRENCH GROUP PLAYING SESSIONS,”Groupe de jeux gratuit”, at L’École élémentaire catholique L’Envol in Trenton every Monday, 9-11am for children 0-6 years and their parents/caregivers.  The idea behind this playgroup is that parents, whether they’re new to the region or not, can come with their children and partake in fun activities such as games, songs, story-time, crafts and others at the school. It’s a great chance for bilingual families to try out French play sessions and connect with other people in the community. Parents have been very supportive of this new opportunity.  Please help get the word out to families by sharing this POSTER.

PODCAST SERIES:  It’s Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Care Southeast has recorded a third episode of Cars and Cancer the Podcast with patient Ike and specialist Dr. Michael Brundage. Episode #1 features Aboriginal Conversations and episode #2 features skin cancer.

YOU ARE INVITED by Quinte and District Rehabilitation help celebrate 20 successful years as a community partner. Come mingle, enjoy cocktails and delicious treats. You’ll enjoy listening to key speaker Sue VanderBent, CEO of Home Care Ontario. CLICK HERE for details.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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