of services are provided in the child or youth's own home
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Discover Our Kids Network’s Many Resources this Family Day
Halton iparent provides one-stop-shop of information and support for families
Every year as we approach Family Day (Monday, February 20), Our Kids Network reaches out to remind parents, other caregivers, and the rest of us that strong families are an essential part of a healthy community. Our Kids Network (ourkidsnetwork.ca) is a Halton-wide partnership of organizations and agencies serving children and youth. One of the ways OKN supports kids and the people who care for them is through the Halton iparent website (haltoniparent.ca).
“Whatever the size and shape of your family, the Halton iparent website is for you,” says Our Kids Network director Elena DiBattista. “Through all the ages and stages, families need different kin ds of information and support. Along with our partners, we developed iparent to make it easier for people to find the right programs, services, and resources at the right time.”
Bikes for Kids in 12th year of giving
Bikes for Kids, a program to provide new bikes for children in the care of Halton Children’s Aid, is now in its 12th year.
Founded by Burlington's Greg Pace of PACEperformance, the initiative started with Pace distributing two bikes in Year 1.
Since then, more than 500 bikes, athletic equipment and activity gear has been donated to the cause.
For many, 2016 has been a tough year for a number of reasons.
“I am always buoyed by the energy and passion of kids, their joy of movement, their ability to just play,” says Pace.
“I have this sense, and a hope, that when a child wakes up Christmas morning to a shiny new bike, a light turns on, a joy that is hard to define, and really only gets defined over the year and upcoming years,” Pace adds.