Roving Gyms, began as an idea to increase physical health and well being during the winter months, was a response to both the 2014 and 2016 Early Development Instrument (EDI) data. Building upon the community momentum, the Coalition collaborated with other organizations. The need continued and soon the local YMCA integrated the idea into their programming. The success was shared and spread to other Coalitions who invite local experts on brain development to talk to parents about early childhood development. This successful way of building adult capacity and awareness of the early years was featured on CTV and Global News. Connections continue as the Coalition supports the orientation and resources, including additional funding.
I’m Ready to Translate!A Linking, Aligning and Leveraging Story(Spotlight By: Phil Carlton on behalf of ALL OF REGION 7)In starting conversations and sparking the beginnings of connections, we often can’t anticipate what our outcomes might be. We have ideas and hopes to be sure, but sometimes the actual impact goes far beyond event those! That