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Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges – and strengths – of people living in poverty. This one-day workshop will help you partner with individuals to create opportunities for success.

You will:

  • Examine the impact of poverty on families
  • Explore the hidden rules of economic class
  • Identify ways to improve relationships
  • Develop new tools to better address individuals’ needs

These workshops will be delivered by Certified Bridges Trainer Elaine Weir. The cost is $40.

Orangeville

  • November 7, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • New Hope Community Church, 690 Riddell Rd., Orangeville [map]
  • To register, contact Juli Griffin at 519-941-6991 ext. 2404 or jgriffin@dufferincounty.ca

Palmerston

  • October 16, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Lion’s Club Den Building, 210 Main St. E, Palmerston [map]
  • To register, contact Elaine Weir at 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4606.

Supported by the Circles initiative of Guelph-Wellington.

If your child’s shots aren’t up-to-date (or you haven’t reported the shots to us), your child could be suspended from school.  Image of the immunization postcard sent to homes in the fall of 2013

You can report immunizations your child has received in four ways:

If you have questions about the postcard or your child’s immunization status, call a 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4749.

Support and encouragement help new moms succeed in breastfeeding. During World Breastfeeding Week, October 1-7, we’re celebrating that Two women breastfeeding in a parksupport. Read stories from women who found the support they needed to reach their personal breastfeeding goals.

Did you receive breastfeeding support?

If so, tell us who provided that support and how. You could win one of three $50 gift cards. Your story could be featured on our website (but only if you want it to).

To enter, submit your story using our online form

Find breastfeeding support in your area

Cholera outbreaks continue in Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Haiti. If you’re planning to travel to any of these places, get more information on the Government of Canada’s Travel Health website.

The vaccine for cholera is a drink called Dukoral. You can buy Dukoral from us by booking a travel clinic appointment. It may also be available at some pharmacies.

Visit the Dukoral website to learn more.

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