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Bow Valley Early Childhood Development Coalition

Who we are:

Vision: Thriving families, invested communities.
Mission: The Bow Valley Early Childhood Development Coalition (BVECDC) consists of service providers, community partners, parents and businesses committed to the creation of a child and family friendly community. By investing in the critical years, 0-6, the health of the whole community is strengthened.

Early Childhood is Everybody’s Business

Where we’ve been:

Since 2008, our Coalition, has continued to grow with a diverse group of partners who are committed to working together to create child and family friendly communities in Canmore, Banff, Exshaw and Lake Louise (The Bow Valley). This group welcomes participation and input from people who are interested in supporting the lives of children aged 0 to 6 in our community. Coalition meetings are held regularly.

Where we’re going:

Where we’re going:
Our greatest strength is the continued collaboration from our members!

Spring “Early Years” Fair – Banff
Fall “Early Years” Fair – Canmore
National Child Day – BV Week Celebration
Child Care Summit – 2016
Early Childhood Summit – 2018

Bow Valley Young Children’s Calendar – Monthly
BVECDC Book bags
I’m ready! booklets

Coalition Map


Be active in the early years of your child and in the community!Be part of the group of parents, caregivers, professionals who take small steps to be engaged or If you would like to contribute to the Coalition or receive more information, please send us an email. We want to hear your opinion!

Coalitions as of 2020