November 2018 News

Happy to announce that Rural Response for Healthy Children is the recipient of an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant for a 33 month project!  The project is dedicated to enhancing the social and emotional learning of youth, ages 12 to 18, and the trusted adults (parents/caregivers, teachers, activity leaders) who support them.

First phase is to hire two Community Outreach Coordinators!  Application opportunity closes Monday November 26th.  View the job ad via this link.


Helping Families Engage, Connect and Thrive

Rural Response for Healthy Children (RRHC) also delivers the following programs in Huron County:

Community Action Plan for Children : At the 1990 United Nations World Summit for Children, the leaders of 71 countries made a commitment to invest in the well-being of vulnerable children. The Government of Canada responded with the Child Development Initiative. Community Action Plan for Children (CAPC) is the largest program of this initiative.

This month, RRHC is celebrating 25 years of delivering CAPC to Huron County families.  CAPC is a community based program that addresses the health and development of children who are living in conditions of risk. It recognizes that communities have the ability to identify and respond to the needs of children and places a strong emphasis on partnerships and community capacity building.  CAPC targets children living in low income families; children living in teenage-parent families; children experiencing developmental delays, social, emotional or behavioural problems; and abused and neglected children.  Learn more about our parenting programs and personal safety programs for young children.

Strengthening Huron :  This 22 month long project is dedicated to improving access to multi-generational recreational activities in six communities; Bayfield, Blyth, Brussels, Dungannon, Gorrie and Huron Park as well as improving the capacity of youth activity leaders to ensure children and youth have safe places to develop and grow.  This project is funded by the Government of Ontario.  Check out our Events Calendar  to find an activity near you or become a Safe Places Youth Certified Activity Leader.

Social Enterprise for Parents : Thanks to Libro Credit Union’s Prosperity Fund, RRHC is developing a program for parents/caregivers who are considering entrepreneurship.  The program includes entrepreneurship training and hands-on development of a product to test their learnings.   More information coming in March 2019.