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YEAH! We are so happy to announce that Rebound is the recipient charity for McHappy Day® in Northumberland County. (Cobourg, Port Hope, Cobourg Walmart)

Thank you McDonald’s®!

McHappy Day®: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Thank you  snapd Northumberland West  for visiting with  Rebound Child & Youth Services  and Robin of McDonald's Restaurant on the left, with Pam & Carol, Rebound Child & Youth Services Northumberland staff and kids at their after school program. McHappy day in Northumberland is Wednesday,  MAY 2, 2018 and REBOUND is proud to have been chosen as this years recipients of the McHappy day fundraising event.  

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Youth Leadership Program 2018 YATI is looking for 15 Ontario youth to take part in a Youth Leadership Program on the weekend of March 2nd to 4th 2018. Come learn how to be a leader in your community! YOUTHADVOCACY.CA

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Crisis Services Canada launched Canada Suicide Prevention Service. This pilot project allows you to text (45645) or live chat from 5 p.m.-1 a.m.

Canada Suicide Prevention Service | Crisis Services Canada Crisis Services Canada, a team of distress & crisis centres, offers Canada’s first nationally available, regionally delivered suicide prevention service. CRISISSERVICESCANADA.CA

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We had so much fun we wanted to share a few smiling faces with you!!!Thank you to our new friends for spending your P.A. Day with us. Special thanks to Melanie at Urban Roots Yoga and Mucho Burrito Cobourg, lunch was terrific. 

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The Be Safe app:
    • Allows the user to create a digital safety plan
    • Informs the user about mental health and addiction resources in your local community
    • Directs users to the best options for their needs though a decision-making aid
    • Creates a personal ‘get help script’ that helps users find the words to reach out
    • Empowers the user to reach out safely

Check out the How to Use Be Safe and print your own Personal Safety Plan in the Be Safe Pocket Guide. View our training webinar on using the app in your practice. 

Be Safe was created by a dedicated team of youth, mindyourmind, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and other partners in the Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives initiative in London, Ontario and surrounding area to improve access to and coordination of mental health and addictions services for children, youth and families. Learn more about the development process in this article from EENet or this post on the CAMH website.

Be Safe is available in Brant, Chapleau, Chatham-Kent, Dryden, Durham, Greater Sudbury, Haldimand-Norfolk, Hamilton, Hastings-Prince Edwards, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville, London, Manitoulin Island, Nippissing Parry Sound District, Northumberland County, Ottawa, Sarnia Lambton, Saugeen First Nation, Simcoe Muskoka, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay and District, Toronto-North York, Waterloo Wellington and Windsor Essex County, as well as Ontario-wide. Many regions are also available in French and Arabic.



598 Sabre Squadron is actively recruiting youth in our community. We pride ourselves on being able to provide an excellent program to our cadets. Our staff are highly trained individuals who excel in their professional lives and take pride in being members of our Squadron.

Requirements to be a Cadet:

  • Between 12-18 years of age at time of joining
  • A Canadian Citizen or have Permanent Resident Status
  • Be in good physical health
  • Be of good moral character
for more information Click Here.
Port Hope Robotics Club is officially open for registration. In partnership with UOIT this club is open to boys and girls in Northumberland County. Robotics teaches the fundamental logic for computer programming and software development. KidsandRobots.png 

Hey! Follow us on Instagram & Twitter, join in on the fun & conversation!@ReboundCYS
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The Lynn McMillan Bursary:    CURRENTLY accepting applications for 2018 bursary. 

For almost 20 years, Rebound Child & Youth Services Northumberland has provided supportive programs to children, youth and families in Northumberland County with the help of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Lynn McMillan’s commitment to Rebound has been above and beyond, being a volunteer for more than twelve years. She is the ultimate volunteer. It is with honour and the utmost respect that we have developed “The McMillan Resiliency Bursary” in Lynn’s name. The bursary is for the amount of $500. Lynn McMillan energizes, empowers and inspires and has helped make young people in our community more resilient and continue on the path to their unique success.

Please follow this LINK for criteria and application process 


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PROTECTION SERVICES/COBOURG POLICE SERVICE:    Cobourg Police Service   unveiled their newly re-purposed anti-bullying vehicle at Notre Dame Elementary School. The  cruiser has been sponsored by Highland Shores CAS, The Children’s Foundation for Hastings, Northumberland & Prince Edward Counties,  Rebound Child and Youth Services  , and Safe Communities Northumberland County.
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Introducing…NEW Skilled trades and apprenticeship supports for youth in conflict with the law.For many of you this kind of scenario may be familiar. Do you have the information you need to help youth attain their goals in the skilled trades?Whether you’re already well versed, or want to increase your knowledge we have you covered!You asked for more information on skilled trades; we heard you and have developed two fantastic new tools that are AVAILABLE NOW! follow this link for more information. Click Here!

The Lynn McMillan Bursary :   
For almost 20 years, Rebound Child & Youth Services Northumberland has provided supportive programs to children, youth and families in Northumberland County with the help of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Lynn McMillan’s commitment to Rebound has been above and beyond, being a volunteer for more than twelve years. She is the ultimate volunteer. It is with honour and the utmost respect that we have developed “The McMillan Resiliency Bursary” in Lynn’s name. The bursary is for the amount of $500.00.She energizes, empowers and inspires! She has helped make young people in our community more resilient and continue on the path to their unique success. 
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: To be considered for The McMillan Resiliency Bursary, youth must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:-Must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution or trade program-Must have attended a secondary school in Northumberland County-Must have been involved with Rebound, as a volunteer or client, within the two years prior to bursary application deadline-Must be 17-24 years of age as of the bursary application deadline.  
Please follow this  LINK  for criteria and application process.         

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Happy 2017 - Hey there Grade 12 students...have you completed your 40 hours, no one graduates without them. We can help you out. Volunteer with Rebound and give back to your community and help a little person with their reading writing or arithmetic. For more information contact Pam Powell at 905-372-0007 x 228 



Northumberland News

By Karen Longwell 

COBOURG -- Youth help youth in a new calendar fundraiser for Rebound Child and Youth Services just released this month.

The calendar was created using photos and artwork from Northumberland youth as a way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rebound, said Rachel Edwards, program co-ordinator and facilitator for the organization. Proceeds from the calendar will go towards Rebound’s program development fund, she said.

Rebound put out a call to Northumberland schools and community groups for youth to submit artwork for the calendar. The final pieces were selected in a voting day where the names of the artists were not known to the voters, she said.

Sydney Stewart, 16, a Grade 11 student at Cobourg Collegiate Institute, created two paintings for the calendar featuring Cobourg landmarks in the harbour -- the lighthouse and the Victoria Park beach gazebo.

“I thought the lighthouse would be perfect because it is local,” she said.

A photograph of fireworks on July 1 in Cobourg came after Andrew Atanasoff, 15, a CCI Grade 10 student, took a photography course from local teacher, Cindy Taylor. Andrew said he chose photos taken around the area.

At only 12 years old, Grafton St. Mary Catholic Elementary School Grade 7 student McKayla Tackaberry has already developed a talent for painting. Her painting of her grandfather’s tractor is featured in the calendar.

Jocelyn Connor, 16, a home school student from Port Hope, said she loves to do photography in her free time nearly everyday. Three of her photos were chosen for the calendar including one taken while flying in her grandfather’s ultralight plane. Her favourite photo is one of her sisters on swings taken from a lower perspective.

Rebound is a not-for-profit, incorporated, charitable organization, which provides programs and services to children, youth and families in Northumberland. Services include court diversion programs, homework clubs, parenting programs and self-esteem programs.

Calendars are $20 and can be ordered by contacting Rachel Edwards at 905-372-0007 ext. 223 or .



LGBTTIQQ2SA  acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, questioning, queer, two-spirited and allies.  While the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects this diverse group against discrimination on the grounds of sexual and gender differences, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia persist. 
By virtues of their ages, sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth are particularly vulnerable in our schools and communities. continue to experience adversity and trauma caused by an array of stressors that can affect their physical and mental health and make them prone to risk taking and various negative life outcomes including substance abuse and suicide ideation, attempts, and completions. 

We all need to build knowledge and understanding of sexual and gender minority youth and those who would perpetrate violence against them in schools and communities. 

To  assist us all in education and outreach initiatives,  focused on supporting sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) youth and addressing their comprehensive health issues, resources can be found at


Eating Disorders Awareness 

"I want people who struggle with eating disorders to know it is possible to move from being 'in recovery' to being 'fully recovered'" – Jenni Schaefer

Eating disorders are characterized by disturbances in eating behavior. This can mean eating too much, not eating enough, or eating in an extremely unhealthy manner (such as binging or stuffing yourself over and over and purging).

Living life with anorexia or bulimia can be a devastating experience, and without treatment, anorexia can be life-threatening. But the good news is eating disorders can be overcome.

Learn how recovery can be possible for you too! Check out this list of resources, interviews and personal story submissions to learn new information about eating disorders and get inspired to set out on your own recovery journey!


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ARRIVE ALIVE Event on May 25, 2016 Campbellford District High School, was a fantastic success-promoting an #arrivealive Prom night.


Guitar guy.pngACOUSTIC (Traditional) GUITAR LESSONS: If you are between 13 & 18, here is your opportunity to learn how to play the traditional acoustic guitar. Bring your enthusiasm! the instruction, guitar and music book will be supplied. Spaces are limited, please call Rosemary for an application 905-372-0007 x 227.  

BROTALK  -Fitting In There’s no right or wrong place to fit in. We can help you deal with social life stressors, while staying true to you. Depression Feeling depressed can impact your day to day routine. Find out what it’s like to live with depression and how to help a friend.  School Whether you like it or not, school is a big part of your life.  We’ve taken some of the biggest issues guys face at school and have laid it all out for you.Relationships & Dating Casual, serious, or somewhere in between – all relationships are important and we’ll help you figure out what works for you.Sex Sex is important because it impacts your life. Whether or not you’re having it yet, you’re probably curious and have some questions.Real Life Stories Check out Real Life Stories from young men who have gone through something and want to share their experience.
 For GIRLS Only- I SHINE -self -esteem workshop
 For more information on these free 1 day workshops please contact: Rachel at 905-372-0007 ext 223                                                          

 For BOYS Only-BE YOU !- self-esteem workshop. For more information on these free 1 day workshops please contact: Rachel at 905-372-0007 ext 223 
Tired of trying to navigate the system alone? 211 Ontario is the perfect place to start. On line or on the phone on your terms...let 211 help you find the supports and services that you need. 

Hip 2B Square-Children's Mental Health aims a spotlight at children and youth struggling with an emotional, mental or behavioural disorder. these problems are painful, serious and very real. Introducing a new interactive web based mental health resource for kids and families. Check it out on line.      
Get a head start on you volunteer hours for school.  Don't leave it until the last minute.  It has been proven you cannot graduate without your hours. So...what can you do? Do you like to share your love of learning? Are you really good at Math?, English? Geography? French?. Rebound is looking for volunteers-Youth helping Youth. A great way to earn your volunteer hours. Call Pam at 905-372-0007 x 228 for more information.   
Having sex to be cool isn't cool. Realize your risk, Rate your risk, Reduce your risk! 
In Canada, some of the highest rates and increases in STI's are in young people ages 15 to 24. If you are having sex , or thinking about having sex, you need to know how to avoid sexually transmitted infections. or . If you would like to speak to a sexual health nurse for more information call 1-866-888-4577 ext.205
Got a problem that won't shut up? 
1-800-668-6868  Anonymous*Confidential*24/7 
  • free counselling and information 
  • anonymous and confidential 
  • open 24/7
  • non-judgemental
  • trained professional counsellors 
  • help is available online or on the phone

Are you struggling with issues of sexual orientation and/or gender identity?
PFLAG Canada can help. Every day, PFLAG Canada volunteers are contacted by frightened adolescents and by angry, fearful or ashamed parents. PFLAG Canada supports, educates and provides resources to anyone with questions or concerns. PFLAG Canada is Canada's only national organization that helps all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.  24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call us at 1‑888‑530‑6777 or visit our website at
Time to get a job!?  
Watton is your go-to employment service in Cobourg and Roseneath. Check it out!  Free job-search and self-marketing support is available through Employment Ontario Summer Jobs Service agencies to help students find summer jobs. Visit Watton at their Cobourg location at 9 Elgin St. You can also drop in to our Roseneath office in the Alnwick Civic Centre on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. This web site serves as a clearing house of information concerning the ways adolescents use and misuse technology. It is intended to be a resource for parents, educators, law enforcement officers, counsellors, and others who work with youth.(please note:this is not a Canadian site)


PREVNet Canada's authority on bullying

PREVNet is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to stop bullying in Canada. It is the first of its kind in this country and a world leader in bullying prevention. Through education, research, training and policy change, PREVNet aims to stop the violence caused by bullying - so every child can grow up happy, healthy and safe. For more specific information follow these links for parents, kids and teens.


Ever wondered...."do I have the right to attend school?", "do students have a right to special education support?", "School Suspensions: What are my rights?", "School Expulsions: What are my rights?".  Justice for Children and Youth, can provide services for children and youth under the age of 18; and homeless up to 25 as well as legal information on school related topics such as on the Right to Attend, Special Education, Suspensions, Expulsions and Exclusions.  


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News & Events


Have you missed out on a recent e-newsletter from Rebound but want to get up to date? Click on the links for reliable tips, fun events and news on Rebound’s programming.

2017 E-Newsletter

Getting Ready for the Christmas Holidays! CLICK HERE

Back to School Worries? CLICK HERE

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What a terrific Wednesday at Rebound!  This morning Trevor Flint stopped by Rebound to present us with a generous donation of $2,200!  Through his company , Trevor organized a fundraiser for Rebound - in just 5 days they raised a whopping $2,200! Top Line Sports Breaks is “ made specifically for the sport enthusiast to decorate that man cave of yours with Authentic Sports Memorabilia!”

Trevor, a local Cobourg resident, is passionate about his community, and particularly youth initiatives, and plans to continue to support local not-for-profits within Northumberland, with a specific passion for youth organizations.  Thank you to you and your members for your extremely generous support of Rebound Child & Youth Services. Northumberland. It is an honor and a pleasure to receive your generous donation in the amount of $2,200.00 - thank you!

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.

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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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Call or text 289-251-5374 to speak with Michele Leggette. Michele will be able to help with your parenting needs. Our Facebook page is the best place to find out what Triple P programs we have running in Northumberland. Click below to stay in touch! fb.jpg

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