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Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Posted on March 23rd, 2020 3 babies in diapers looking up

Did you know 25-30% of infants under the age of 5 are at risk of developing some form of emotional, social and/or behavioural disorder? The challenges we often see in […]

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youTHINK
Posted on January 28th, 2020 youTHINK, an event for young people in waterloo region.

CYPT, in partnership with UNICEF Canada, the Canadian Index of Wellbeing and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, is hosting an interactive day for youth ages 12-18! Local young people – join […]

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Make a Difference with Physical Activity
Posted on January 27th, 2020 young girl in a purple dress with a hulahoop and the healthy kids community challenge logo to the left

Make a Difference with Physical Activity Written by Nancy Hall-Jupp It’s 5 am on a cold February morning.  I walk down the hallway to my daughter’s room to wake her.  […]

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UNICEF’s Child Friendly Cities Initiative
Posted on January 27th, 2020 two kids painting an image of a house

On November 20, 2019, at the Children and Youth Planning Table (CYPT) meeting, members learned about UNICEF’s Child Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI). Members heard an overview presentation from Co-Chair Debbie […]

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#KidsTakeOver as Principals
Posted on January 26th, 2020 three young people dressed as adults working

We asked Linda Trudeau and Brenda Moen, principals at Lester B. Pearson Public School about their experience on November 20th with #KidsTakeOver.  Two of their students, Eden and Gracie took […]

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Please Complete the CYPT Annual Survey
Posted on January 17th, 2020 photo of two kids playing at a payground

The Children and Youth Planning Table (CYPT) is committed to ongoing evaluation and continuous improvement. As the CYPT continues to grow, evolve and build momentum it is key to the […]

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#KidsTakeOver
Posted on December 17th, 2019

November 20th was National Child Day. In recognition and celebration of this important day, UNICEF launched #KidsTakeOver, an initiative to make National Child Day stand out and give children and […]

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‘Water’ You Drinking?
Posted on October 28th, 2019

Written by local mom, Lisa Collins After six weeks of off and on flu-like symptoms, and no concrete answer from our family doctor, we took it upon ourselves to seek […]

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Smart Waterloo Region 2.0
Posted on August 26th, 2019

Since the results of the Smart Cities Challenge were announced in May of 2019, service providers, community members, children and youth have been asking what now?  What are the next […]

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Early Development Instrument Data is Here!
Posted on August 26th, 2019 image of toddler playing with toys on a white background

The 2017/2018 Early Development Instrument (EDI) data for Waterloo Region is now available.  At this time two reports are online: EDI Summary Report: A snapshot of children’s developmental health at […]

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