The Early Years Matter
Health and development of young children is influenced by many aspects of the cultural ecological system. The responsibility is shared with family, community and society. Provincial and local policies, practices, and resources all contribute to creating healthy environments for young children. This is where ECCA comes in...
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ECCA’s nearly 100 Coalitions across Alberta are made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, law enforcement, medical professionals improving the lives of young children.Communities work together with a shared vision for our children.
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Early Childhood Informed Communities

Health and development of young children is influenced by many aspects.

The responsibility is shared with family, community and society. Provincial and local policies, practices, and resources all contribute to creating healthy environments for young children.

This is where ECCA comes in ….

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Networks and coalitions can play an important role in fostering social innovation. Listen to learn more about ECCA's story.

ECCA coordinates coalitions in your local area!

Coalitions meet to identify and prioritize local issues.

Coalitions coordinate efforts collaboratively to take action to improve the health and development of  young children. 

ECCA coordinates coalitions in your local area!

Coalitions meet to identify and prioritize
local issues.

Coalitions coordinate efforts collaboratively to take action to improve the health and development of  young children. 

Find your Local Coalition

Community Success Stories

Fort Saskatchewan

In Fort Saskatchewan, partners came together to host multiple parent and children play sessions and parent conference. Partners in these events included schools, public library,

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Community Engagement

Lloydminster

Increased collaboration and efficiency; decreased gaps and barriers in ways that did not exist prior

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Community Engagement

Two Hills

Two Hills Coalition has increased conversation significantly with local community, health and education leaders. They are changing the landscape of their community over time increasing

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Collaborative Planning

Central Peace

Central Peace encourages coalition members to refine skills in leadership and strategic planning. The coordinator attended board development sessions offered by Alberta Arts & Culture

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Community Engagement

Vulcan

The Vulcan Coalition reaches their community in various ways including highlighting key messages of the early years on their local Vulcan TV and have resource

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