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Tuesday June 27, 2017 @ 5:30 PM Merrickville Community Centre

106 Read St., Merrickville

Registration/doors open at 5:00 p.m.

We are pleased to invite members and friends of Rideau Community Health Services to its Annual General Meeting. We will be presenting our annual reports and our financial statements, will hold elections for our new board members, propose a minor change to our by-laws as well as provide examples of some of the services our agency offers to its more than 10,000 clients throughout the proceedings.

A Community Service Recognition award will be presented to the Merrickville & District Nursery School to highlight its 25th anniversary of helping the community raise healthy children.

Please come out and participate in the the business meeting as well as celebrate Merrickville’s Nursery School.

A Reception will follow.

Funding for Rideau Community Health Services (RCHS) has been provided by the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
RCHS is also supported by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and by the communities and people we serve.


Thank you Ontario Trillium Foundation

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The Ontario Trillium Foundation has generously funded RCHS through a Seed Grant pilot project to support social and emotional learning in our DJ Schoular after school 2016-2017 program year. The priority outcome for this project is for more children and youth to have emotional and social strengths. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is when children learn and use knowledge, attitudes, and skills to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve goals, feel and show empathy for others, develop positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Our focus is to integrate intentional social and emotional skills into our after school program in a variety of ways and share what works well. Our program includes games, art, science, cooking, and other activities that focus on empathy, mindfulness, kindness, appreciation, making good choices, and teamwork. Staff are developing curriculum, training others, and designing resources to be shared with after school programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Table, Mississipi Mills Youth Centre, Lanark Highlands, and North Lanark Health Centres. When children have skills to help them with self-awareness, self-management, and good relationships, they will do better in school, have healthy friendships, and learn tools for dealing with stress and anxiety now and in their future. This is an important part of promoting the importance of health and wellness in our lives, our families, and our community.

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous funding.



The Basic Income Guarantee Pilot

On January 12th, 2017, RCHS hosted a community consultation to obtain feedback from community members on the Basic Income Guarantee Pilot project. Approximately 250 community members joined representatives from RCHS, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Health Unit and Mayor Pankow to share their perspectives on this pilot.  Please click here for more information.

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