Presentation on theme: "Every Kid in Our Communities of Leeds and Grenville “A Community Collaboration for Kids”"— Presentation transcript:
Every Kid in Our Communities of Leeds and Grenville “A Community Collaboration for Kids”
A Brief History Began as a voluntary coalition of agencies, organizations, individuals who saw the value in working together to build assets for children, youth and families Began as a voluntary coalition of agencies, organizations, individuals who saw the value in working together to build assets for children, youth and families – Became recognized as the Leeds-Grenville Children’s Planning Table for MCYS – Became recognized as the Leeds-Grenville Children’s Planning Table for MCYS – Best Start Network became a workgroup of Every Kid.2007 – Best Start Network became a workgroup of Every Kid.
Mission Every Kid in Our communities… supports families and communities to build assets and promote the safe and healthy development of children and youth in Leeds and Grenville.Every Kid in Our communities… supports families and communities to build assets and promote the safe and healthy development of children and youth in Leeds and Grenville.Vision Every child and youth is safe, healthy and valued.Every child and youth is safe, healthy and valued. Our Mission and Vision
Six Goals: All babies have the best start possible.All babies have the best start possible. All children and youth are cared for and safe.All children and youth are cared for and safe. All children are ready for school.All children are ready for school. All children and youth are successful at school.All children and youth are successful at school. All children and youth are practicing safe and healthy behaviours.All children and youth are practicing safe and healthy behaviours. All youth are making successful transitions to adulthood.All youth are making successful transitions to adulthood.
Framework of Developmental Assets A set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. A set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults. The more assets a child/youth has the less likely to engage in at risk behaviours
Kids & 40 Assets 21–30 Assets 35% 31–40 Assets 9% 0–10 Assets 15% 11–20 Assets 41% Copyright 2005 Search Institute Parent, Family, Community Focus is on: External Assets Support Empowerment Boundaries and Expectations Constructive Use of time Result for child/youth is: Internal Assets Commitment to Learning Positive Values Social Competencies Positive Identity
Our Structure Lead Table (decision-makers) Meets monthly to identify successes, gaps, possibilities for partnerships; andMeets monthly to identify successes, gaps, possibilities for partnerships; and Decisions are data driven and research- based.Decisions are data driven and research- based.Workgroups Structured according to age groups and issues; andStructured according to age groups and issues; and Do most of the “hands on” work of Every Kid.Do most of the “hands on” work of Every Kid.
Workgroups by Age Best Start Network (0 to 6) Healthy Development --Developmental Screening Healthy Development – Early Literacy Data Driven Planning Service Integration Transition to School
Workgroups by Age (cont’d) Youth Service Providers (“clearing house”) – brings all other groups serving youth together Youth Engagement Squad – two components regional youth squads and adult allies Mental Health Initiative (tri-county) – indicators for youth friendly communities
Workgroups (cont’d) Intersection Transportation Triple P Developmental Assets Inclusion/Access to Recreation (with HCP) Read to Every Kid Criminal Court Community Fund
Links to other Coalitions Healthy Communities Partnership Youth Justice Community Partners Poverty Roundtable Making Play Possible Safe Communities Coalition Special Needs Strategy
Our Current Priorities Support the development of Child and Family Centres. Actively support poverty and prosperity initiatives in Leeds-Grenville. Ensure productive and purposeful cross-sector collaboration. Focus on creating and supporting youth-friendly communities.
Priorities (cont’d) Develop a collaborative data collection and management system. Improve the community profile of the EKIOC Coalition. For details: notes-materials/
There’s always an empty chair! Please consider filling one!
Current Members Family and Children’s Services Children’s Mental Health Brockville and Area YMCA Health Unit Developmental Services Infant and Child Development Volunteer Bureau Leeds-Grenville libraries United Counties of Leeds-Grenville (includes OEYC’s) Big Brothers, Big Sisters Community and Primary Health Care LG Immigration Partnership Safe Communities Coalition Healthy Communities Partnership Connect Youth CECCE (French Catholic School Board) Ministry of Education
Members cont’d RNJ Youth Services Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Employment and Education Centre CDC Hotel Dieu Country Roads Community Health Centre Upper Canada District School Board Assault Response and Care Tri county Addictions Girls Inc. Youth Probation MCYS Regional Office South East Region Autism Program Brockville Police Regional French Language Network Brockville and District Community Involvement
Emerging Collective Impact Initiative Youth Evaluation of our Work Supporting Tricounty Agencies/Initiatives
For Further Information Learn more about us! Consider becoming part of a workgroup!! Margaret Fancy