Our Learning Coach Newsletter - July, 2016

Another Reason to Celebrate

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate  at the 4th annual Academic Achievement Luncheon. 

It was great to share a meal with so many students, community partners, staff and special guests. We enjoy your company and appreciate your support.

A special thank you to our volunteer kitchen staff who prepared a memorable, delicious feast!
A New Bethany Hope Centre Program

Calling all Dads

Here's a new Bethany Hope Centre program tailor made for Bethany fathers.

Every Tuesday, July 19th to August 23rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm here at Bethany our new Dad's Parent Enterprise Program will meet.

During these Tuesday sessions, we'll be doing a number of things:
  • Fun projects like building a wagon for your child
  • Positive Parenting Techniques
  • Business Skills Training
  • Health and Safety Training
Children will be welcome to some of these sessions. Call Nathan for more information: 613-725-1733, ext. 211

Ottawa Public Health wants all families to be healthy

From your baby's first steps to their first words, Ottawa Public Health is there for you. The babies and toddlers section of their web site covers everything from healthy development to safety. Created in collaboration with CHEO, you can find answers to your questions about: 
  • Life With a New Baby
  • Mental Health and Behaviour 
  • Immunization
  • Health and Development
  • Baby and Toddler Safety
  • Baby and Toddler Resources
  • Baby and Toddler Articles
There's lots more information about dealing with issues affecting children of all ages.

Help is always available

is a non-profit initiative providing information about mental health services and resources for all ages.They provide online anonymous, confidential information, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on a variety of topics:
  1. Where to go for local mental health help,
  2. When local mental health events are happening and
  3. Information about various mental health topics and conditions.
  4. eMentalHealth.ca is an initiative of the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, dedicated to improving the mental health of children, youth and families
If it's too good to be true ...

There has been an ever-growing number of SCAM LOTTERY EMAILS advising consumers they have hit the jackpot. You need to consider the following when you receive a message like this.
  •   You cannot win without first buying a lottery ticket.
  •   Legitimate lotteries do not notify winners by email.
  •   They do not randomly select email addresses to award prizes to.
  •   They do not use free email accounts (Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) to communicate with you.
  •   They do not tell you to call a mobile phone number.
  •   They do not tell you to keep your winnings secret.
  •   They will never ask a winner to pay any fees up front (like taxes or a security deposit) to receive a prize, lotteryor sweepstake!
Remember, if you don't recognize who sent you the email - DELETE IT!

Affordable Recreation for everyone!

The City of Ottawa has an extensive list of summer activities for children of all ages. Check their Recreation eGuide for all the activities for pre-schoolers. Since many of these activities fill up quickly, don't delay.

In addition, the City of Ottawa offers financial with paying program fees so that everyone can take part in recreation and culture activities regardless of their ability to pay. Families with a low-income may qualify for the
Ottawa Hand in Hand recreation and culture fee support program.

Check here to apply for the Ottawa Hand in Hand, Recreation and Culture Fee Support:
  • Step 1: Get the application form at any recreation or cultural facility or at a Client Service Centre. 
  • Step 2: Complete the application form. 
  • Step 3: Bring the completed application form to your local recreation or cultural facility. A supervisor will review the application for approval

The Learning Coach - (613) 799-2668 (voice or text)

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