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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 17/02/17

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY is March 8th.  Assemble at 4:30pm at the Belleville Public Library for a march, followed by an evening of storytelling at 6pm by author and founder of “The Shoe Project” and stories of immigrant women and their journeys to Canada through a pair of shoes.

PARENTING:  On March 20th, Monique Howat, a bestselling author and motivational speaker, will be presenting her Creative Discipline for Scream-Free Parenting workshop in Bancroft.  This presentation is for both parents, guardians and professionals.  Monique is a very light, energetic speaker who puts a lot of humour into her presentations.  CLICK HERE for the poster and spread the word to staff and families.

The next POVERTY ROUNDTABLE meeting is scheduled for April 19th in Picton – location TBA.  This is a change as it was originally planned for March 22nd.

QUINTE WEST YOUTH CENTRE:  Submitted by Connie Nye-Kaley

This is just a quick note to everyone who works with young people or parents of young people in our community to let you know about a really great opportunity coming this March 2017.

Together, with a fantastic SSW student facilitator, Quinte West Youth Centre will be offering a program called “See Me”.  The intent of this program is to provide an opportunity for youth in Quinte West to learn about other cultures that may be unfamiliar, talk about skin colour and racism, learn about non-traditional male and female occupations, understand that humans have a variety of sexual identities and meet the faces behind all these categorized people helping to also see our similarities.  The intent is strictly expanding one’s knowledge through conversation with various community members and encouraging acceptance, all while focusing on the beauty of diversity.  The guests are still being confirmed, however there will be no publicized list or schedule of who or when certain guests will be here.  Delivery and conversation will be very informal, sitting on sofa’s, eating, drinking and chatting.  Several child and youth workers will be present to ensure conversation remains respectful and “on topic”.

Many of our youth are excited for this opportunity!  We hope you can encourage other young people to attend as well.  Please find the attached flyer for posting within your office and social media.

We encourage all those who may be interested, to call ahead so we can prepare for numbers with regards to food and beverage.

Thanks everyone!

UNITED WAY Quinte changed its name last November to United Way of Hastings & Prince Edward to better reflect its service area.

YOUTH:  A youth engagement event that may be of interest:  http://www.studentscommission.ca/cww_conf/cww_apply_e.php

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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