KINGSTON, FRONTENAC, LENNOX & ADDINGTON Children, Youth & Family Services Collaborative

Government Publications

Connected Communities – Healthier Together Chief medical Officer of Health Report 2017 (published March 2019)

Gearing Up Middle Years

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The Ontario Government Middle Years Strategy 



Stepping Up:  A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed
Annual Report 2015 (Ministry of Community and Social Services, 2015)

Stepping Up is the Government of Ontario’s evidence-based strategic framework for improving youth outcomes. It is a guide for decision-making, program planning and partnerships so that everyone involved in supporting youth between 12 and 25, can work together through a common, shared approach.

Click here for detailed information about Stepping Up, including Annual Report 2015

Community Hubs in Ontario:  A Strategic Framework and Action Plan

(Government of Ontario, 2015)

Report prepared by Community Hub Framework Advisory Group at request of Premier Wynne.  Reflects Government’s support for integrated service delivery through community hubs; and outlines specific recommendations to facilitate review of provincial policies and adapt existing public properties to become community hubs.

Realizing Our Potential Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy 2014-2019

(Government of Ontario, 2014)

Report provides an update on Ontario’s first poverty reduction strategy released in 2008 and highlights special emphasis on reducing poverty in lives of children and youth and ending homelessness in Ontario.
Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (2014)

How Does Learning Happen?  Ontario’s Pedagogy for Early Years

(Ministry of Education, 2014)

Professional learning resource developed to support Ontario’s renewed vision for early years, highlighting importance of strong leadership and collaborative practice.
How Does Learning Happen? (2014)

Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario

(Ministry of Education, 2014)

Report summarizing renewed vision for education in Ontario resulting from community consultations completed in Fall 2013.

Think, Feel, Act:  Lessons from Research about Young Children

(Ontario Public Services, 2015)

30+ short videos highlighting latest research in early childhood development, strategies to support leading practices, and pedagogical leadership available on Ontario Government’s YoutTube channel:

(Ontario Public Service, 2013)

Collection of “briefs” highlighting latest research in early childhood development, strategies to put key ideas into practice, and reflective questions for educators.

Visit site developed by the Ministry of Education for more information on research findings, webcasts and resources about early learning

Defining Integration:  A Best Start Working Paper

(Ministry of Children and Youth Services, 2011)

Presents continuum to help organizations and groups explore and identify different levels of awareness and integration within their service community.  Serves as an excellent reference for planning committees interested in monitoring their progress toward a seamless network of services for children, youth and their families.


Policy & Management Resources

Contains policy templates and examples and management resources.


Inclusion & Diversity Resources

A list of tools and resources to promote inclusion and diversity


Indigenous Training Library

This Guide was developed as a quick access resource for staff who have an interest in First Nation, Metis and Inuit history and/or are serving clients who identify with these cultures.


Aboriginal Resource Guide

Listings of Indigenous services, community-based groups and events.


Community News & Events

Girls Inc. Summer Camp for Grades 1 to 3

Girls Inc. Summer Day Camp Registration Package that includes 15 camp spaces per week for girls+ in grades 1 to 3! 15 spaces in each camp week in KFL&A ...