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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 03/03/17

YOUTH SUMMIT:  The feasibility of hosting a summit to better understand the issues and problems that youth in this area are experiencing is being explored. An invitation would be extended to youth from all over this region. There would be guest speakers as well as interactive activities and exercises. The expectation is that this conference would be youth driven, with youth input informing every step of the way. The date currently being considered is Thursday, June 29th 2017.

We are looking for expressions of interest in attending this event, as well as feedback on the date proposed above. For those attending high school, please kind in mind exam schedules, graduation dates and other end of year celebrations that may create scheduling conflicts. Looking forward to hearing from you!  Please contact Maddison Ellis at

March 8th is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!  See Bancroft, Belleville and Picton events:








International Women’s Day is March 8th. This year, the Belleville International Women’s Day Committee is pleased to welcome Katherine Govier of the Shoe Project. Ms. Govier will be speaking about her project which empowers immigrant women to write their stories through the theme of their shoes. On Wednesday, March 8th, join us at 4:30pm at the Belleville Library for the annual Women’s Day March through downtown, followed by refreshments and social hour at 5pm, and a talk by Ms. Govier at 6pm. Bring your friends and family and help us celebrate women around the world. No registration is required for this free event. For more information call 613-968-6731 x 2237.



“Empowering Young Women” will take place on Saturday April 1st at Maranatha Church, 100 College St. West in Belleville, starting at 9:30am and ending at noon. Admission will be $5, and tickets are available by calling 613-962-2062. Bring your daughter, your colleague or your neighbour.


HEALTHY KIDS COMMUNITY CHALLENGE:  Public Health will be hosting a knowledge sharing event on March 23, 2017 at the YMCA, Quinte West Branch (50 Monogram Place, Trenton) from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Community partners serving children ages 0-12 are invited to attend! This will be an opportunity to hear from Sari Liem, the principal investigator on their recent review of healthy food and beverage programs, policies, and supports in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. There will be time for group discussion and brainstorming with respect to key recommendations made by sector. It would be great if you and/or other staff from your respective organizations could attend. Please CLICK HERE for flyer.  Lunch will be provided! To register, please visit:

INTERESTING APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGYCLICK HERE for Toronto Star article – shared by Mike Whitaker, Loyalist Community Employment Services.

REMINDER:  Spaces are still available for the Transforming Trauma through Narrative and Spoken Word workshop on March 31st.  Please CLICK HERE to register.




Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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