April 26, 2019 - Port Hope Police, Cobourg Police and Rebound worked together to help young people in Northumberland get outfitted for their proms and graduation ceremonies for free! The youth had a plethora of beautiful dresses, shoes, suits and accessories to choose from. 

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April 23, 2019 - THANK YOU for being an amazing supporter of our Easter Bake Sale! Funds raised from the Easter Bake Sale are supporting both Rebound Child & Youth Services and Northumberland United Way. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help support children, youth & families of Northumberland with important programs and services.   Thank you Easter Bake Sale 2019 .png



April 7, 2019 - Our Volunteers Are Amazing! 
 
With the support of over 70 volunteers, we are able to respond to the changing needs of the community with programs and services which honour each individual's strengths and abilities. 
 
This week is set aside each year to recognize and thank volunteers for the energy and support they contribute to our community. 
 
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the volunteers in our community that give of their time and talents to make a difference in the children, youth and families of Northumberland County. 
 
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April 2, 2019 - Today our executive director Carol, along with Janet Irvine from Northumberland Community Counselling Centre and Jen Cox from Northumberland Hills Hospital, attended the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario Conference. They spoke about our new collaboration with the youth option at the Walk-In Counselling Clinic. They spoke about the clinic being a client centered model, meeting individual and family where they are at without ruling out other services. Also, that we focus on the co-location model, so you have one door – to walk into and get services (doesn’t rule out getting directed to other services). The screening process is part of case management with referrals for the right fit.  

And of course, kudos to Brooke for her bravery and honesty in speaking about her experience and how Walk-In Counselling Clinic located in Cobourg supports her journey. She describes how the walk-in clinic has assisted her in her recovery and ongoing stability. "What a beautiful thing to say I fell apart and made it back together."  

Looking for more info on the walk-in? www.mentalhealthwalkinclinic.ca 
 
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March 4, 2019 - Carol Beauchamp – Executive Director, Rebound Child & Youth Services, Janet Irvine, Executive Director of Northumberland Community Counselling Centre & Jennifer Cox, NHH Integrated Community Mental Health Director Photo Courtesy of snapd Northumberland West  
 
The result of an innovative collaboration between Rebound Child & Youth Services, Northumberland Hills Hospital’s Community Mental Health Service and Northumberland Community Counselling Centre, the new youth walk-in counselling clinic will be accessed through a centralized intake location at Northumberland Hills Hospital Community Mental Health offices at 1011 Elgin Street West, Suite 200, Cobourg for youth ages 7-16.   
 
Please refer to www.mentalhealthwalkinclinic.ca for the news release as well as for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.   

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On February 23, 2019, at the Coldest Night of the Year, our Rebound Cares team joined 183 walkers to support Green Wood Coalition. It was so wonderful to be a part of this great community event supporting the amazing work that Green Wood Coalition does in advocating for, and supporting those most at-risk of homelessness in our community. #cnoy19      

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On February 5th, 2019 Carol & Rachel from our team joined Adam from Port Hope Northumberland Community Health Centre at Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio for The Weekly Health Beat. They focused on the mental health and well-being of children and youth. Click here to hear the interview (February 5th): https://northumberland897.ca/the-weekly-health-show/ 
 
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December 21, 2018: Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our 3rd Annual Warming Tree! Together we are keeping Northumberland warm. All items have been donated to the Cobourg/Port Hope Salvation Army Community & Family Services.

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On the evening of December 13th, Rebound Child & Youth Services took the time to recognize community partners and donors, celebrate their amazing volunteers and spread a little holiday cheer to clients and their families.  
 
In celebration of another incredible year of serving the needs of Northumberland’s children and youth, the staff at Rebound treated a full house to entertaining holiday crafts, a pizza party, a photo booth and even a carol singalong featuring talented Rebound guitar students Alyssa and Brayden.  
 
The focal point of this warm and welcoming event was a beautiful Christmas tree, decorated with donated winter garments for families in need this holiday season. Over one hundred hats, scarves, mittens and socks were collected to adorn our ‘Warming Tree’, with all donations presented to the Salvation Army.  
 
Those in attendance were also treated to an awards celebration, acknowledging the outstanding efforts of Rebound’s community partners, volunteers and donors. 

A BIG thank you to all who came to celebrate a fantastic 2018 at Rebound! Happy Holidays and see you next year!  
 
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A message from our executive director Carol: Thank you for participating in #GivingTuesdayCA! Your help really does make a difference. You rock! #ThankYouThursday 
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Carol Beauchamp (Executive Director of Rebound) & Karol Beechamp (Executive Director of Halloween) invite you to pop by for a sweet treat. Happy Halloween!
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Rebound Child & Youth Services Launches New Under 12 Initiative in Cobourg! 
Click here to read the press release.     

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In early 2018, Rebound Child & Youth Services Northumberland embarked on a strategic planning process. We engaged stakeholders and partners from across the communities we serve in Northumberland. We asked the hard and pertinent questions about our organization. The goal was to develop a three to five-year strategic plan based on real engagement. Rebound has an important role with the children, youth and families in our community, and we know there are many challenges and opportunities before us. We believe that if we are going to continue to have a positive impact in this region, a focused and forward-looking plan is needed to guide our way. We are so happy to share our 2018-2021 strategic plan with you. We are excited about our future - it will be one that ensures that the children, youth and families we connect with are supported to grow to their fullest potential.
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It was a beautiful, sunny October 14th morning, and the runners turned out with smiles and enthusiasm as they ran throughout the beautiful scenery at Presqu’ile Provincial Park. We are thrilled to host the Red Run in Brighton, and look forward to our 5th annual Kilomters for Kids in 2019 to support our On-TRAC program – a program that is accessible to youth throughout Northumberland County that helps youth develop emotional and anger awareness, and interpersonal problem-solving skills. Keep your eyes on the website https://kilometersforkids.ca/.
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On Saturday, September 22, 2018 Rebound partnered with Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre and Northumberland Family Health Team to challenge the dragon at Northumberland United Way Challenge the Dragon Boat Festival. We all had a fabulous day rowing, and we finished in second place in the B finals! Thank you to everyone who came out to row, cheer us on and show support and their #LocalLove  
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On Wednesday, September 19, 2018  we held our Annual General Meeting at Citizen's Forum in Victoria Hall. Many of our community partners, stakeholders, volunteers and staff team came together to learn about our impact on local children, youth and families across Northumberland County.  
We welcomed guest speaker Molly Klintworth, from the Northumberland Sports Council. Molly shared with us how we can incorporate physical literacy in the the work we do with children, youth and families, and how it can enhance mental health, social and cognitive skills outcomes.  
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Please join us on Monday September 10, 2018 at the Cobourg Lions Community Centre from 7:00 PM to 9:00pm for World Suicide Prevention Day, with the theme of "working together to prevent suicide." 
An information session, along with the opportunity to connect with local community resources will be followed by a candle light memorial. 
Please RSVP to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/world-suicide-prevention-day-community-event-tickets-48859756848
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On July 24, we hosted an I Shine! girls day and on July 31, we hosted a Be You! boys day. I Shine! and Be You! were full day self-esteem workshops for youth between the recommended ages of 7-11. Both of these programs taught the participants how to reach their full potential through activities that focused on stereotype busting, positive thinking, teamwork, friendly competition, goal setting and more! Some activities that were done during the day were the marshmallow/spaghetti building challenge, the paper chain challenge, cup volley, body beautiful and making stress balls. We had the pleasure of having the support of Cobourg Police Service Special Constables and Cobourg YIPIs! Both groups had the opportunity to visit Venture 13, to experience the very cool Northumberland Makers. At the Makers Lab, the youth tried coding, made catapults, and even played with some Spheros, which are circular robots. For lunch, they had a special treat from Mucho Burrito Fresh Mexican Grill (Cobourg), who generously provided quesadillas and nachos. The kiddos enjoyed the lunch so much, that one even said “It was the best food I had all day” as they licked their bowls clean. At the end of the day, all participants were able to walk away having learnt something new. Some of the feedback received from the youth when asked “What was one thing you learned today?” included: “That I am an amazing person”, “I learned that you can be anything you want to be” and “How to do teamwork with others”. I Shine! and Be You! are great learning experiences for many youth who are wanting to become strong and confident individuals, and to make our community an even better place. Stay tuned to our news & events section for upcoming events!I Shine Be You Pics.png 


June 22, 2018: Cst. Danielle McKeen visited Rebound today in the very awesome “Stop Bullying” cruiser. For those who haven’t seen it around town, keep an eye out for it! Cst. McKeen explained that this cruiser exists because the Cobourg Police Service is on a mission to drive home the anti-bullying message, that their stance on bullying is zero tolerance. Their wish is to open the lines of communication about bullying and to reaffirm their dedication and commitment to anti-bullying. The “Stop Bullying” cruiser is intended to serve as a symbol of hope and strength to those who have experienced or are experiencing intimidation or violence in the form of bullying. All partnering sponsors, including all of us here at Rebound are 100% on board with this message! Bullying happens in a variety of ways: Social, Cyber, Physical and Verbal. All are equally wrong and can have long-lasting effects on someone's mental health and physical well-being. Let’s work together to make our community a safer place in which to live, work and play. Please visit the following websites for valuable resources in combating this issue.  
-https://bullying.org/ 
-https://www.canada.ca/…/public-health/services/bullying.html 
-https://www.bullyingcanada.ca/
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June 18, 2018: Along with Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre and Knights of Columbus Port Hope, we would like to thank all of its supporters for a fun day of golf on June 16 at 7th Annual Northumberland Charity Golf Tournament. It was a sunny day with a little bit of a breeze at the Ash Brook Golf Course and the golfers were lined up in their carts and ready to go by 8:30am. The donated prizes were great and the lunch was delicious. With a great turnout and lots of positive feedback the golf tournament was a success! 

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On June 4, Rebound Child & Youth Services was privileged with attending the Smart Parenting for a Smartphone Generation seminar as well as, supporting its production. Community members from all over Northumberland County and with 170 registries and only a few seat left empty at Victoria Hall, the seminar was a success. Northumberland Youth Unlimited invited Paul Robertson, a veteran at teaching and parenting. Currently working as a Youth Culture Specialist for Toronto Youth Unlimited, he has been involved with Youth Unlimited for 38 years.  

During the seminar, Paul made a list of his 27 Tips for Parental Response to Smartphones. Here are Rebound’s top 10: 
1. Don’t protect your kids from pain & failure –they build character. 
 2. Set time boundaries &use a software program if need be: Kidswifi, Disney Circle, or Digital Covenant. 
 3. You have to be your child’s frontal lobe & decision making center until they are 25. 
 4. Keep them off phones with data packages as long as possible. It won’t harm them. 
 5. If they want social media, sign them up from your computer. 
 6. Buy a digital alarm clock instead of a smartphone. 
 7. Remember, all apps & social media platforms have potential dangers. Do your research. 
 8. Leave your phone on Do Not Disturb so you control it and not the other way around. 
 9. Educate your kids about the real world and what to expect when they leave your house. 
 10. Teach them that having someone disagreeing with you can be a chance to grow rather than something to be feared.   
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May 9, 2018 - From May 1-7 we celebrated the youth of Northumberland County during National Youth Week 2018!  
While we recognize and support youth year round through our Vision “All children & youth have the opportunity to grow to their fullest potential. Their success is our priority.”, National Youth Week is an opportunity to shine the spotlight on local youth and remind them just how valued they are! We celebrated with the theme “Youth are popping with potential!” giving out take away popcorn treats and offering a draw for a free pass to the youth venture Cobourg Escape Room! Although, we cannot take all the credit for the amazing $80 pass opportunity! Upon contacting Chloe Leguard of Cobourg Escape Room regarding the draw she very generously offered to donate the large pass, which covers up to 4 people, as her way of also giving back to her community.  We are so grateful to Chloe and her business for their generosity, and are so proud to share a community where youth are striving towards their goals.  On top of all of this, we were also able to help pass on Mike Fisher’s from Mike Fisher’s Driving School generosity to local youth by sharing donated McDonald’s gift cards!  With the youth of Northumberland benefiting twice over through us being the charity for Port Hope and Cobourg McDonald’s restaurants on McHappy Day May 2, 2018!
  
To all those who shared their generosity, who we were able to celebrate with, to the broader community for all their efforts to recognize youth, and to all the youth of Northumberland County THANK YOU for making National Youth Week 2018 amazing!  We at Rebound look forward to continuing our mission “To provide children, youth and their families with programs and supportive services that build strength or character and strength of community for the purposes of positive change”!  
 
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May 3, 2018 - #FeelingBlessed from McHappy Day®

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April 26, 2018 - Community Partnership Award from Cobourg Police Service 

Last evening we received the Community Partnership Award from Cobourg Police Service. The plaque states "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is a progress, and working together is a success- Henry Ford. On behalf of the men and women of the Cobourg Police Service, thank you for the continued support and working collaboratively with our Police Service." We were truly delighted and humbled to receive this award. We are thrilled to be partnering with the Cobourg Police Service in such a meaningful way and we are very much looking forward to continuing this valuable partnership.  
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April 20, 2018 - New Program Announcement 
  
Rebound in partnership with Northumberland County Community & Social Services is delighted to introduce Krystyne Gillespie, our new Trusteeship Program Caseworker. Krystyne, is a qualified Child & Youth Worker and brings several years of experience supporting youth and their families throughout Northumberland and Peterborough Counties. She is dedicated to helping clients access the support they require to meet their goals, through the Trusteeship Program and by connecting with other service providers in the community.   
 
Rebound is piloting the Trusteeship Program on behalf of Northumberland County Community and Social Service.  The program currently supports full-time high school students under the age of 18 who are receiving social assistance through Ontario Works, Northumberland County Community and Social Services. Krystyne, the Trusteeship Program Caseworker, works with eligible students to develop and enhance their financial literacy skills, as well as to assist them to effectively manage their financial commitments.  
 
Krystyne also helps participants develop life skills, access education, health care and financial benefits, as well as liaise with housing and other support services. To achieve these goals, participants and Krystyne work together to identify concerns and barriers to financial stability, and create an individual plan to provide the necessary support. The Trusteeship Program Caseworker may also refer participants to other services offered by Rebound, or to other organizations in the community. 

This program can help with: 
-Planning/Goal setting 
-Money management/budgeting 
-Financial literacy workshops 
-Financial entitlements/income assistance (OW/ODSP) 
-Housing support 
-Social support 
-Advocacy 
-Substance abuse counselling and support 
-Assessments and referrals 
-Health (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual) 
-Liaising/coordinating with other service providers 
-Creating community connections   

The overall goal of the Trusteeship program is to assist participants in learning how to manage their finances in order to move towards self-sufficiency.    
 
Referrals to the Trusteeship Program are made through Northumberland County’s Community and Social Services Department.  If you have any questions, or would like additional information regarding this, or other Rebound programs, please contact Krystyne Gillespie at 905-373-0007 X 236. 

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April 15, 2018 - From opportunities to develop new skills, to finding deep and meaningful personal connections, volunteering positively impacts all involved. This week is National Volunteer Week and we want to focus on celebrating the value of volunteering in all in its forms! 

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April 10, 2018 - On March 28 & 29th we held our 3rd Annual Easter Bake Sale supporting both Rebound and Northumberland United Way. We had tons of yummy baked good available, some baked by staff and volunteers of Rebound and some kindly donated by local businesses (The Rustic Bean, Ketch's Korner, The Social Pops, The Dutch Oven, Centre & Main Chocolate Co., & Betty's Tarts). With all the amazing local support, we were able to raise $645, and we donated $400 to Northumberland United Way. 


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April 5, 2018 - We are thrilled to announce that our Board Treasurer Lynn McMillan received a major Cobourg Civic Award of Distinction on April 4, 2018. The award she received was the Town of Cobourg Lloyd C. Stinson Memorial Award for Community Service. There was several hundred people at Victoria Hall celebrating the recipients - standing room only.    
Lynn received a stainless steel representation of Victoria Hall mounted on a marble base, a plaque, and two certificates of recognition from MPP Lou Rinalidi and MP Kim Rudd.    
We couldn't be more proud of her exceptional work in our community!  

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In 2007, April 2nd was designated as World Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations General Assembly. Since its inception, autism awareness and acceptance have increased, and a better understanding of neurodiversity has ensued. This positive movement is captured in Autism Canada’s tagline: “See The Spectrum Differently”.

What’s good about an Autism diagnosis? An Autism diagnosis is important to get external support for you or your child, but it also helps alleviate some of the frustration that a young person and their family may be facing before they understand the many faces of Autism. Every journey is unique, listen to Alyssa’s story and the positive encouragement she can offer.

For more information go to Autism Ontario: https://autismcanada.org/




On February 27th, 2018 we held a workshop on Zones of Regulation presented by Christine Sleeman Pogue who has 26 years of teaching experience. This was a terrific 90 minute workshop that provided attendees with insights and ideas to encourage their children, or the children they work with as a tutor or educator, to get the most out of their tutoring sessions. For more information about any upcoming workshops, please feel free to add yourself to our mailing list which can be found at the top of the "About Us" page. 
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 December 2017: Thank you to all our friends and volunteers who attended our Holiday Party 2017. We had a great time and hope you did too. What a wonderful way to thank our volunteers for all the selfless work that they do for Rebound and children and youth in Northumberland County-Happy Holidays. 
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November 10, 2017: It was a wonderful evening and we are sorry you weren't there, but we were and we had a great time! Thank you MacKechnie House, the food was amazing!  Thanks to all our fantastic servers, Shannon, Pamela, Lawrence, Stuart & Charlotte. The high lite of our evening was our songstress Naya Liviah, what an exceptional young talent. Special thanks to our corporate sponsors Lorenz Conveying Products (Cobourg), we appreciate your community spirit and generous donation. It was a fun way to celebrate our 20th anniversary, thank you to all our "Special Guests" and silent auction winners. 
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November 2, 2017- Rebound and Habitat for Humanity joined together for the first time, and worked on a home in Port Hope. What an exciting day, working to help a family build a home, what could be better. Thank you Melissa Cranston for inviting Rebound to participate in the Youth Engagement Spotlight. Way to GO REBOUND and Habitat for Humanity Northumberland-Good Job!

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#IBREAKTHESILENCE Be a hero to a child. Purple Day at Rebound Child & Youth Services. We help protect against child abuse. See it. Hear it. Report it.

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October 12, 2017: PLAY IT FORWARD! AMBUSH, THE GREATEST OF EASE, Rebound & James Burton of the INVESTORS Group Cobourg. Hosted at the Cameco Capital Theatre in Port Hope, our 2nd annual Play It Forward event was a huge success. Thank you to all who participated in all aspects of our event. Thank you to those who made donations to our Silent Auction. Thank you to those who came out to enjoy the music and the wine and cheese party. Special thanks to our performers AMBUSH and The GREATEST OF EASE. Thanks James!
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October 15, 2017: OUR 3rd ANNUAL RED RUN at Presqu'ile Provincial Park in Brighton was the trifecta of events 1. beautiful day 2. beautiful location 3. loads of fun!! Our 3rd annual event presented in support of the On-TRAC program. OnTRACis a pro-active anger awareness & violence prevention group program. Youth work to develop positive life skills by exploring such topics as positive communication, healthy relationships, bullying, positive/negative stereotypes, recognizing triggers for anxiety, stress and anger and providing coping skills and techniques. . This great program provides support to children and youth in Northumberland County. Thank you to all who participated in the RUN: Runners, Walkers, Sponsors, Volunteers, St Johns Ambulance, OCEAP, Oldies 100.9, MPP Lou Rinaldi, Mayor Mark Walas, Port Hope Police, Cobourg Police and the Youth in Policing.    Click Here to see our 2017 collage of the Red Run.
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September 20th, 2017: We were delighted to present the Lynn McMillan Resiliency Bursary to Alyssa Myers at our 20th Anniversary Annual General Meeting held at Victoria Hall in Cobourg.

The Lynn McMillan Resiliency Bursary is presented annually to a Rebound client or volunteer who has shown remarkable resiliency and is attending a post-secondary institution or registered in an apprenticeship program. 

Alyssa exemplifies the spirit of the award, having overcome bullying, depression, anxiety, and a diagnosis of Asperger’s.   Alyssa has turned her past adversity into developing her future career goals. Alyssa is planning on a career in Nursing with a focus on Mental Health, and aspires to giving back to her community by creating an inpatient Mental Health Clinic for youth like herself.  For Alyssa, accepting her diagnosis and learning to love herself has helped her to be the strong, empathetic and caring person she is today.

“This Bursary will help me complete my goal and hopefully help many others” she stated. Alyssa is looking forward to terrific year at school and a bright future.

Alyssa Myers is seen here accepting “The Lynn McMillan Resiliency Bursary” from Rebound Child & Youth Services volunteer Lynn McMillan. 

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