What we do
Coalitions focus on:
Coalition Impact in 2016-2019...
Workshops, community events and displays
Participants reached through Coalition activities
Resources and key messages shared with communities
In-Kind & additional financial community support
Raise awareness of the importance of the early years & how the first five years of rapid brain development forms lifetime behaviours, social skills and learning capacity.
Promote parents and families as the primary and most important caregivers of young children and foster the concept that every member of a community has a role in supporting the development of young children.
The process of encouraging community involvement in local efforts and actions related to early childhood development. Coalitions lead and/or participate in community activities, workshops and other learning activities.
Aimed at building Coalition capacity to work with community stakeholders and partners to take effective action.
Together communities create a shared vision and develop a plan of action (Coalition Community Action Plan) building community capacity to support young children and their families.
Additional connections are fostered with other Coalitions across Alberta both through an online platform and in person at Regional Gatherings.
Coalitions from across the province connect using CoLab Online’s Community Spaces to collaborate, obtain timely info and access meaningful resources. CoLab’s customized data collection tools provide Coalitions, communities and the province with real time data and analysis. Data collected from Coalitions is used at both a community and provincial level to measure collective impact and to inform planning.
- Participant Surveys measure how Coalition activities impact awareness and knowledge of ECD, as well as changes in caregiver confidence.
- Member Surveys are designed to measure collaborative planning and Coalition development.
- Output Tool data captures all Coalition activities that have taken place throughout the year including meetings, coalition training, collaborations, events and learning opportunities.