Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD)
MCFD has been a long term stable funder of early childhood development, in particular through their support for the Children First initiative and Implementation Manager position through the Regional Office. Make Children First is a key strategy of MCFD, designed to promote and support local community and public sector collaboration towards an integrated system of effective services and supports for young children and their families. MCFD funds over 90 community ECD initiatives across the province.
United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM)
Early and middle childhood are 2 of the 3 key social issues funded by United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM). Success by 6 is UWLM’s early childhood development initiative dedicated to providing children with a good start in life. UWLM supports middle childhood development (ages 6-12) by working towards a vision of seeing that children are happy, healthy and resilient.