Table Accomplishments

The following are just some of the accomplishments of theBurnaby ECD Coalition Table.

Projects Accomplished To-Date:

  • Developed a 5-year Strategic Action Plan aimed at local community action.
  • Applied and received federal funding for the Understanding the Early Years Initiative, a 3-year Early Childhood Development research and capacity-building initiative.
  • Targeted a neighbourhood project in the Edmonds/12th Avenue Neighbourhood to help families learn about and access neighbourhood resources and supports. Developed a Neighbourhood ECD Asset Map to distribute to families through community organizations, service providers, building managers, and faith organizations.
  • Published community brochures and parenting articles in several newspapers in a variety of languages, including English, Korean, Chinese and Farsi.
  • Developed an Early Childhood Development Hub at Lochdale Community School with funding received funding from the Ministry for Children and Family Development. Current programs include a Kindercare (South Burnaby Neighbourhood House) and recreation programs (Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services).
  • Distributed Early Childhood Development funds to various programs in Burnaby including Mother Goose, Family Literacy Centres, Family Drop-Ins, Story Times, and Multilingual calendars in collaboration with United Way- Success by Six.
  • Developed a website to promote the ECD Community Table and Early Childhood Development activities in Burnaby.

Past and Present Activities:

  • Collect and disseminate current research (i.e. EDI, demographic, child care)
  • Further development of promotional materials for families in the 12th Avenue/Edmonds neighbourhood.
  • Establish a Windsor drop-in program.
  • Continue the translation of articles and resources materials to allow all Burnaby residents to access ECD services and programs.
  • Develope a brochure and flyers to promote the ECD Community Table and Early Childhood Development activities in Burnaby.
  • Ongoing development of the ECD Hub at Lochdale Community School.
  • Training for ECD workers in diversity issues and logic models.
  • Continue to set priorities and allocate Early Childhood Development funds in Burnaby.