View this email in your browser
Exciting news!  

Jamie Kennedy, Toronto’s original celebrity chef, has been added to the already stellar list of chefs participating in “A Taste of Home Evening” in support of CDI’s Taste of Home program. We’re also pleased to announce that Bonnie Stern, best-selling cookbook author and National Post food columnist will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Purchase your tickets today for this one of a kind event featuring unique culinary creations inspired by the recipes used in CDI’s Taste of Home program and prepared by local Toronto chefs.
Minister MacKay learns about SNAP®

On April 24, CDI was honoured to host a special event with Justice Minister Peter MacKay, who visited our St. Clair Gardens location to formally announce more than $600,000 in funding for CDI’s SNAP® Youth Justice Program through the Department of Justice Canada's Guns, Gangs and Drug initiative.
The SNAP® Youth Justice program aims to reduce the risk of further contact with the law and/or gang membership among males between the ages of 12 and 17 who are involved in the youth justice system, either in custody, on probation and/or in the community. Implementation of the program includes training youth justice system professionals, front-line workers and community partners in the award-winning, evidence-based SNAP® model strategies, which has been adapted for this high-risk population.
Minister MacKay was very keen to learn about the SNAP® model and stated, that in his opinion,  the program should be available across Canada. We look forward to working with Minister MacKay and his Justice Canada colleagues to make this happen.
Children’s Mental Health Week

Children’s Mental Health Week in Ontario is May 4-10. Coordinated annually by Children’s Mental Health Ontario, the week is about increasing awareness of the signs of child and youth mental health problems, decreasing stigma and understanding that help is available.

Events being planned across Ontario include: 

· Informational workshops at child and youth mental health centres;
· Green ribbon campaigns;
· Schoolyard walks for mental health awareness;
· Parent information nights;
· Municipal proclamations
Copyright © 2014 Child Development Institute, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp