Helping Families Engage, Connect and Thrive


Sheldon Kennedy visits Huron County on
Friday March 29, 2019

to discuss the significance of adults listening to
and responding to children & youth
to keep them safe.

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Rural Response for Healthy Children acknowledges that our office and the area we support is located on the traditional lands of the Ojibwa Chippewa of the Anishnaabeg group of Indigenous peoples.  Huron County is on territory that is covered by Crown Treaty Number 29, known as the Huron Tract Purchase of 1827.  As a community, we have the responsibility for the stewardship of the land on which we live and work. We recognize and deeply appreciate the Indigenous historic connection to this place and the agreement with the Crown of Canada to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.



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Rural Response for Healthy Children (RRHC) delivers
the following projects and activities in Huron County:

Social Enterprise : Thanks to Libro Credit Union’s Prosperity Fund, RRHC offers a seven part workshop series for current business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs to learn how they can make social impact in Huron County with their business operations.   Join us at our Open Houses in Goderich or Clinton to learn more and call the Project Coordinator, Kim Hagle, at 519-482-8777 to learn more.

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 and Emotional Learning for Youth, Their Parents & Teachers: The is 33 month project, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, commenced in November 2018.   The intention is to listen to youth (ages 12 – 18) who will define which evidence-based every day mental health practices they prefer to enhance their overall well-being.  Parents and teachers will be provided with support to integrate these practices, as well as access to a speakers series to enhance their understanding as we strive to reduce well-being stigma in the area.  More information coming in February 2019.