In response to the 2016 EDI Community Reports, Calgary North of McKnight Coalition translated the EDI results in 5 languages. The information was then distributed at faith places, ethnic grocery stores and day cares. Ethnic media was also involved to support the dissemination of this information. Increased awareness and engagement opening new conversations with their local leaders and citizens.
The 2017 International Play Association (IPA) conference sparked a lot of conversation around the importance of play in our community of Lethbridge. Stakeholders from several organizations were asking the question, “How do we make play a priority for all children and youth in Lethbridge?” Lethbridge Early Years Coalition (LEYC) decided it was time for action.