Ministry for Children and Family Development
The ministry recognizes that young children’s early experiences and environment lay the foundation of future health, success and well-being. The early years, a period of rapid growth and development from conception until age six, are critical for a child’s physical, social/emotional and cognitive development. To support parents and caregivers of young children, Early Childhood Development (ECD) provides a range of programs and services designed to ensure children get the best possible start in life.
City of Burnaby – Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
Nothing’s more natural to children than being active, playing games, keeping fit and, above all, having oodles upon oodles of fun! We have plenty of programs for your youngster to be involved, to meet new friends, and most of all to be active! We offer registered and drop in programs; seasonal and long term, everything from music, gymnastics, swimming, special events, dance, sports, outdoor recreation and more. Check out our services on our website or drop into a recreation facility today for more information.
City of Burnaby – Social Planning
Social Planning has helped shape Burnaby’s community fabric since the late 1970s. Through research, advocacy, analysis, policy development and facilitation, Burnaby Social Planning works to improve the social well-being and social development of the community and all Burnaby citizens.
As outlined in Burnaby’s Official Community Plan the goal of social planning in Burnaby is: To facilitate the development and ongoing sustainability of a community which enhances the physical, social, psychological and cultural well-being of Burnaby residents.
YMCA Child Care Resource and Referral
Sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Vancouver and funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) is a community-based program serving Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. We support parents and child care providers through our resources, referrals and training, all geared to building better child care, positive child development, healthy families and strong communities.