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Mackenzie District

Mackenzie Coalition for Early Childhood Development

Who we are:

We are community members from all over northern Alberta’s Mackenzie County who collaborate, using our communities’ strengths and resources, to promote positive early development and respond to local needs. We provide a voice for the early years in hopes to increase our circle of influence. We work together with a common vision to address problems & outcomes that are not easily or effectively achieved by working alone. We recognize that our vast geography and cultural makeup can be both a challenge and a strength. Our Coalition works within each distinct community to allow the regional needs of our families to be met.

Where we’ve been:

Our Coalition has been involved since the beginning of Alberta Coalitions during the ECMap Research Project. Many of our current members have been at the table since the formation of the Coalition. We are part of a rich history of establishing the foundations of health and well-being in the early years with the collaborative support of parents, families, caregivers, and our community.

We create, develop and implement an annual Coalition Community Action Plan (CCAP). The action plan includes measurable goals and provides details on the actions and activities that will contribute towards achieving the goals. The CCAP focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of early childhood development and available resources, engaging community, collaborating with stakeholders and building our capacity.

Where we’re going:

The Coalition is the driving force behind many activities in our Communities, including the Little Book Shelf project, Children’s entertainers, First Aid training for stay at home mothers, professional development opportunities for Coalition members, community events and more.
We are always looking for more members. Come join us as we continue to create and sustain positive change for young children and families. Let’s build a foundation of health and well-being in the early years that will last a lifetime.

Our membership is open to all of the community and often includes parents, grandparents, Early Learning and Care providers, educators, health care workers, librarians, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, community groups, and service providers.
Contact us to learn more about our Coalition and how to be involved.

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! Get in Touch with Your Local Coalition!

Coalitions as of 2020