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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 06/01/17


IMPORTANT NETWORK MEETING: Decisions will be made at our next meeting around the working groups and processes for implementation and monitoring of CYSN endorsed work plan strategies, goals and objectives during 2017-2020.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 23, 2017, 9:30am-noon at Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health. Please arrange for your delegate to attend if you have a conflict.

The benefits of membership and regular attendance at Network meetings are numerous:

* Have a voice on issues that affect services for children, youth and families.

* Contribute to and participate in system-wide change through collaboration.

* Advocate to increase awareness and gain support for service system priorities.

* Receive updates on provincial initiatives.

* Learn about and act upon local data.

* Access No Wrong Door, Family Engagement and other resources.

* Network, build relationships and develop partnerships.

* Stay informed about professional development opportunities.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID:  Two days of training will be offered during the week of February 20 – 24, 2017. Dates to be confirmed. Cost is $150.00 per person. If anyone is interested in registration, please contact Tracy at, and she can provide more details.

NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER RESEARCH:  The Priority Setting Partnership is asking for your help in setting priorities for future research by completing an online survey.  CLICK HERE to view the invitation.  To learn more about this initiative, please visit

ONTARIO SPORT AND RECREATION COMMUNITIES FUND:  OSRCF is a grant program that supports the government’s vision to enable people in communities across Ontario to lead healthy, active lives. The fund increases opportunities for participation in sport and recreation, supports implementation of physical literacy as a foundation for lifelong physical activity and strengthens the community sport and recreation sector.

The deadline to apply for the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund 2017–18 is February 1, 2017 at 5pm.

Full details, including who’s eligible and how to apply, are available through Grants Ontario, the government’s one-window access to information about grants.

PREMIER’S COUNCIL on Youth Opportunities is looking for members. Do you know a young person who is active in their community, engaged in current issues or would be a great voice for other youth? Please encourage them to apply to be a member of the Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities! The application deadline for 2017 membership is January 16th. CLICK HERE for details.

QUINTE HEALTH LINKS event on January 17th. Quinte Health Links is hosting a forum to bring the work of health care and social care in our communities together. Please CLICK HERE for registration info.  Please be advised that this event is aimed at providers of adult services and is now full.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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