Community Stories

We understand that a child’s development is influenced by a variety of factors, including genetics, the family, the community, socio-economic conditions, and early child development services and policy. We take the approach that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ which is why we have come together as a coalition. We recognize that if we all work together we can have a much greater impact. Our work is based on collaboration, relationships, trust, and shared values. We work together to increase cohesion in what is often a fragmented system and to engage community members in the importance of the early years.

We know in North Central Edmonton that 31% of our children reach school age without the physical, social, emotional, and language development that they need.  As a Coalition we know we can do better, and that in order to, we all have to work together.

Our coalition will be successful with a broad range of stakeholders at the table; we invite all our community partners to join, including parents, grandparents, educators, business people, municipal leaders, and other community stakeholders. We all have a role to play in the successful development of our young children.