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MOMH-TO Connections Newsletter – January 2016


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Claire FainerMessage from Claire Fainer

hope the New Year is off to a great start for you all. November and December provided us all with an opportunity to brainstorm, get creative and roll up our sleeves – thanks to the announcement of additional funding from the Ministry of Child and Youth Services.
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News & Events

MOMH-TO Meeting Recap

Dec. 9 MOMH-TO Meeting
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Event: Collective Impact – Community Leaders Conference 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016 – 17:00 to Thursday, May 12, 2016 – 17:00
United Way Worldwide
Vancouver Convention Centre
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Tamarack Institute: Engagement Resources

For three signs your engagement efforts are mobile-friendly read Rachel Gainer’s article Anytime. Anywhere. Mobilizing Engagement with your Smartphone

To get the scoop on how technology has changed the way we engage community check out Lisa Attygalle’s How Technology Improves Community Engagement

Free Webinar: Youth Readiness: Mobilizing for Impact” with Alex Bezzina and Karen Pittman is now available online.

Upcoming Webinar: IMPACT: Advocating with Empathy delivered by Al Etmanski, community organizer, social entrepreneur and author. Al will be joined by Sean Moore, Founder and Principal of Advocacy School, for an intimate discussion as they explore the concept of strategic inquiry and what it means to advocate with empathy and how it can help spread your social innovation. Register here.

Call for Participation: Research Study on ADHD

Researchers at the University of Calgary are looking for assistance with a research project that will help to better understand the stigma that children with ADHD face in a number of capacities. Specifically, the research team is interested in how knowledge of ADHD influences the social-emotional well being of individuals with ADHD. They are looking for children WITH and WITHOUT ADHD (ages 8-12 years) and their parents to participate in our study to help us understand factors that impact the well-being of these children. The study will take approximately 1.5 hours and in appreciation of the time spent, families will receive a $25 gift card and children will select an age-appropriate prize. If you or your clients are interested in participating in this study contact the research team at 587-432-1438 or
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Call for Youth Artists: Delisle Youth Gallery Delisle is now accepting submissions for the April 2016 Showcase, DYS Art Auction for Emerging Visual Artists 13-19. All mediums and formats are accepted. This is a chance for youth artists to sell their art. Drop off visual art submissions Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 40 Orchard View Bldv. Set. 255 (one street north of Eglinton Station)
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Aboriginal Student Awards – RBC The RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program was launched in 1992 to assist Aboriginal students to complete post-secondary education, and provide an opportunity for RBC to strengthen its relationship with the Aboriginal community. Selected students are awarded up to $4,000 each academic year for two to four years to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses.
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Community Resources & Tools

Lead Agency Communications Vehicles and Materials Read More

Youthdale Waitlist Management Read More

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

Child and youth mental health is changing and the evidence base is always growing. The Centre’s growing collection of resources is designed to help service providers use the best available evidence to provide the best possible care.

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Spotlight On: System Transformation

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) LeeAndra Miller was selected for the Elizabeth Manson Award for Clinical Excellence. This award, sponsored by the Hospital for Sick Children honors exceptional innovation across the province of Ontario. LeeAndra Miller was selected for her pioneering work with transgender youth. Congratulations LeeAndra! Read more

Lighter Side
Two business men sitting in a office. One asks how are we going to achieve our goals. The other says, "The Team, The Team, The Team"

 Thought of the Day

They always say time changes things, but you have to change them yourself. ~ Andy Warhol

Feedback & Submissions

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