Hello Everyone!

This Newsletter has been developed to provide a brief notice of what is happening at the Getting to Better Initiative. Before I get to that, we would like to say THANK YOU to all of the people that helped out with the VOICES Free Hug Day to make it a huge success. We logged thousands of hugs and smiles in more than 20 cities in 5 different countries. Stay tuned for the formal thank you and celebration in the Fall of 2012. We at G2B have been focussed on making the BIGGEST positive difference possible for the people that we live with, work with and support. In the past two years we have provided support, resources, workshops, consultation and training for more than 10, 000 people. WoW!

However, while it seems like a lot; for me personally (Steve) it is not nearly enough.

Therefore the Getting to Better Initiative is going to work at Renegotiating and Restructuring a more effective focus for the upcoming year; to reach more people. In order to do more, we are going to have to reassess how we are going to provide the greatest supports and resources possible, for the greatest positive impacts possible. The Getting to Better Newsletter and the Initiative overall will be taking a few months to recreate a fresh and more effective focus for helping many more Get to Better. We are extremely excited about the upcoming year to do more and reach more children, families, communities and; yes, even the agencies and organizations that serve those folks in various systems. Until then, feel free to have a look at some of the valuable Archived Newsletters; developed to help parents, caregivers and professionals support children and youth to BETTER – they can be found on the left side of the page.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please feel free to send them to steve@gettingtobetter.ca

Warmest Regards,

 Stephen de Groot