The Rainy River District Best Start Network is pleased to be partnering with Seven Generations Education Institute to host a free one-day community engagement event, Biskaabiidaa Maamawi – Let’s Make a Round Trip Back Home Together, in Fort Frances on Wednesday, December 20 and Thursday, December 21. Please see the event package for more details as well as to register.
18-Month Well-Baby Visit
Eighteen months is a milestone in a child’s development and a visit to a family physician or other health care provider at this time is important.
Ontario has recognized the importance of the 18-month well-baby visit by funding a longer, more in-depth visit.
The overall goal of this is to better support the healthy development and well-being of Ontario’s children. What it means for you and your child is that you can have a more detailed discussion about your child with your health care provider.
The Kenora and Rainy River District Best Start Networks are currently partnering to promote the 18-month well-baby visits to parents in our area. Parents can download the 18-month well-baby visit brochure to learn more about what to expect when they visit their health care provider.
Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres (OEYCFCs)
The Ministry of Education is transforming child and family programs to establish Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres (OEYCFCs). This transformation will result in Ministry-funded child and family programs, such as the Best Start Hubs, becoming part of a cohesive system of services and supports guided by a provincial framework and common identity.
The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board has been designated by the Ministry of Education as the service system manager to guide this transformation in partnership with local service providers. The Rainy River District Best Start Network is acting as the advisory group for the process.
- May – July 2017: Community engagement sessions
- September 2017: OEYCFC initial plan submitted to the Ministry of Education
- January 2018: Begin the transition to OEYCFCs
Community Engagement Coordinator
Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board
(807) 274-5349 ext. 242