Hello  Greetings! welcome to the autumn edition of the Woodview News ! Get an inside look at the Stop Now and Plan program, news on Suicide Prevention, our Moving on Mental Health progress report, how we're implementing the Ontario Autism Program, our Annual Report, and much more!
Program Profile: SNAP ®
In this issue, get an in-depth look at one of our newer programs, SNAP®   (Stop Now and Plan), that teaches children with behavioural problems, and their parents, how to make better choices ‘in the moment’. SNAP® is jointly provided by both staff of Woodview and Six Nations Child & Family Services.
Annual Report 2016-17
We're delighted to share with you our new mission, vision, and values! They reflect the importance we place on client voice, our commitment to staff, and our role as a community leader. Learn about our new strategic plan, implementing the Ontario Autism Program, what our clients and staff are saying about us, and much more!
AGM Wrap Up
Thank you to everyone who attended the joint Woodview and Contact Brant AGM.
Darren Thomas, of the Bear Clan from the Seneca Nation, delivered the powerful 'Seven Generations' keynote to promote understanding of Canada's settlement history and to build a relationship ally-ship.
Moving on Mental Health: Update
As the Lead Agency for Brant, we ensure that core community-based child and youth mental health services are available in all service areas and that the community works together so young people get the support they need.
Implementing the OAP
Woodview's Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) programs have begun the transition to the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP).
New Career Page
We're excited to unveil our revamped careers page! Learn about rewarding careers at Woodview, our positive culture, what staff are saying, and check out the photo gallery of Life at Woodview. If you or someone you know is looking for a career in autism or mental health, please check out our current job opportunities. 
Mountain Day Program Moves to New Location
Staff and students of the Mountain day program in Hamilton hosted an open house on September 28th. The new location has expanded facilities such as a community kitchen, access to a gym, and a spacious classroom with natural light.
Woodview at the Table
Congratulations to Jennifer Young, Adult ASD Services Program Manager at Woodview, who has been invited to sit on Mohawk College's Advisory Committee for the Autism Behavioural Sciences program for a 3- year term 2017-2020. Jennifer is passionate about working with adults with autism and looks forward to raising the profile of this career stream for students.
Jumpstart Partnership
The Hamilton Delta Day Treatment Program was the recipient of a $2,778 Jumpstart donation to support their Physical Activity program. Staff and students had an exciting afternoon shopping at Sportchek on September 18th. Each youth picked out a new pair of gym shoes and staff picked out much-needed sports equipment for the program!
CMHO Conference
Cindy I'Anson, Lorraine Jeffrey, Christina Ferrell, Flora Ennis, and Nicole Schween from Woodview, attended the Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) conference in Toronto in mid-November. #CMHO2017 has a campaign called #kidscantwait, and are asking everyone to support the campaign by clicking the link below to send the Premier a message about the urgent need for funding for children's mental health: http://kidsmentalhealthcantwait.ca /
Suicide Prevention Brant
Woodview's own Sarah Precious, Suicide Prevention Coordinator of Brant, spoke at the Meet Me at the Pole event on September 20th, to declare Suicide Prevention Day in Brant, alongside acting Mayor of Brantford, Richard Carpenter (L) and Ward 2 Councillor John Utley. They raised a flag at City Hall for World Suicide Awareness Day. Read the full story in the Brant News article.
Staff and participants gathered outside Woodview's Brantford office to shine a light on the important issue of suicide prevention. They held a moment of silence for those struggling with mental illness and depression, and for those who have been lost to suicide.
Fundraising Corner
Thanks to all the Woodview staff and supporters who came out to the Paint Nite fundraising event on September 20th! Twenty nine tickets were sold and much needed funds were raised for the LIFE program, the Hamilton day treatment program for young adults who have a diagnosis of autism. All who attended had fun and created a masterpiece!
Woodview's Executive Director, Cindy I'Anson (L), was presented with a donation of $6,000 by Sandra Karpis (R), Board Member and representative from 100 Women Who Care Burlington! The generous donation will go to developing a 'Celebrate Families Weekend' retreat opportunity for families whose youth attend the DANO and Mountaineer programs.
On Thursday, June 15th, 2017, the Brant Business Builders hosted their annual charity golf tournament in support of Camp Unity, a specialized summer day camp experience addressing the unique needs of children and youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Thank you to the BBB for their continued support!
On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, Ray's Place Charity Golf Tournament took place at the Chedoke course in support of the Hamilton Day Treatment Programs!
Youth Engagement Logo
Woodview is committed to partnering with youth in our community to engage them in creating meaningful change to children's mental health services in Brant. A logo contest took place, and when consulting with the youth focus groups the youth decided to choose three different colours to represent the Youth Engagement Logo.  
In Brief
A Woodview display case was prominent on Brant Street outside of Burlington City Hall during Mental Illness Awareness Week which took place on October 1-7th.
The annual Brant Family Picnic took place on September 28th at Brantwood Farms. Families enjoyed the hayrides, corn maze, and delicious pizza from Topper's Pizza!
Upcoming Events
Giving Tuesday is coming back to Woodview! This global movement is dedicated to supporting your favourite causes, and takes place after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can get involved by donating to Woodview and sharing our social media posts on Giving Tuesday! You can also help us WIN $5,000 from Canada Helps by entering us in this contest between now and November 28th: http://bit.ly/2mDR0VR 
'Tis the season of giving and Woodview staff want to give back to the community by offering complimentary holiday gift wrapping in Brantford and Burlington on December 14th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and on December 20th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Check the flyer for details!
Summer Highlights
We were an activity partner at this year's Burlington Children's Festival! Children dropped by our booth on the waterfront to paint tiles for a future 'Wall of Hope' project at Head Office. We also enjoyed raising awareness of our services at our second time participating at the Sound of Music Festival. We also surprised staff on Ice-Cream Day by having an ice-cream truck visit three Woodview locations!
We are offering drop-in parenting support and coaching in Brant on Wednesdays between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (the last drop-in is at 7:00 p.m.). Speak with Bill and Tammy at the Neighbourhood Hub that is located in Major Ballachy School (105 Rawdown Street, Brantford).
The POND team at McMaster's Offord Centre is currently recruiting for a medication trial for kids with a diagnosis of ASD. They are looking for families whith one or more children/youth (21 years or younger) who are diagnosed with autism, OCD, or an intellectual disability.

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