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Child and Youth Mental Health Week May 1-7, 2016

Posted on: April 28th, 2016

Hands CYMH Week Calendar 2016 ENG FINAL

Child and Youth Mental Health Week 2016

May 1st to 7th

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Dr. Ken Hawthorn’s Bracebridge Dental Care 2016 Smiles for Life Campaign to Benefit Hands

Posted on: April 12th, 2016


When local dental patients have their teeth whitened, they can smile a little brighter knowing that they are also bringing a smile to the face of a child in need. The 18th annual Smiles For Life Campaign has begun, which means dental patients nationwide can brighten a child’s future just by visiting local Crown Council Office of Dr. Ken Hawthorn. The campaign runs from now until June 30, and 100% of the proceeds from teeth whitening procedures done at Bracebridge Dental Care are contributed directly to Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca. As an additional incentive, each tooth whitening patient enjoys their smile brightening procedure at a discounted rate. Patients love the unique opportunity to improve the lives of families in our community while also enhancing their own smile.

Since its creation, the Crown Council’s Smiles For Life Campaign has raised over $36,000,000 for seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged kids. That’s a staggering $2M a year average, all thanks to participation from local communities and dental practices. Smiles For Life hopes to continue this tremendous pace for donations this year. “Smiles For Life allows a person to help children in need by doing something that benefits them as well,” explains Greg Anderson, director of the Crown Council.  “The team at Bracebridge Dental Care donate their time and expertise, while Ultradent generously provides all Opalescence whitening products.  You receive a brighter smile, and, best of all, provide children with a brighter future.”

When communities work together they can help make a real difference in countless children’s lives. Anyone interested in donating directly without teeth whitening can do so by clicking here.  Participants can also refer friends to Bracebridge Dental Care by linking to the Smiles for Life site, making it easier than ever to give the gift of a new smile to friends and loved ones, while also giving hope to children in need.

All of the donations raised by Bracebridge Dental Care this year will be given to Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca, an accredited organization dedicated to improving the life experiences of families, children, youth, and developmentally challenged adults who need support and guidance.  Hands serves more than 9000 families across Parry Sound, Nipissing, Muskoka, North Bay and Northern Ontario.

Patients who would like to get involved should talk to Crown Council office Bracebridge Dental Care at www.bracebridgesmiles.com.
For more information on the campaign, please visit: http://smilesforlife.org/.

About The Crown Council:
The Crown Council is an alliance of driven, dedicated dentists who are committed to excellence in their practice, improving their patients’ oral health and bettering the communities around them. By creating the Smiles For Life Foundation in 1998, the Crown Council has been able to provide a way for dentists to serve others through charitable work. Information about the Crown Council is available at: http://crowncouncil.com/.

Online sessions with the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Posted on: April 7th, 2016

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services, in partnership with Autism Ontario, invites you to attend an interactive online engagement session about the recent changes to autism services. These sessions have been developed to provide you with information and respond to your questions.

Below are the dates and times of upcoming online sessions. Learn how to register for a session through the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services website.

Date Time
Monday, April 11 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 14 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Note: This session will be accessible for those who are hearing impaired.

Tuesday, April 26 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Note: This session will be conducted in French.

Wednesday, April 27 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Community Goes Blue for Autism Awareness

Posted on: April 1st, 2016

In celebration of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2016, Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca, community partners and local businesses are lighting it up blue to show support for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

“Light It Up Blue” is an international initiative to shine the light on Autism. This year, the activity has been launched locally by the Lyons family in partnership with Hands. The family and organization hope that North Bay will join them in blue to share Autism awareness. Residents are encouraged to participate as well by lighting their houses in blue on Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Autism Spectrum Disorder can be further associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention, and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances.

For more information about Autism and available services, visit www.TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca/Autism.

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