The Parent Child Coalition
The St. Vital Parent Child Coalition is a partnership of organizations, agencies and community members working together to support families with preschool aged children in St. Vital.
In 2001 Healthy Child Manitoba created the Parent Child Coalition (PCC) approach to provide a structure for a grassroots community effort to address the needs of children throughout Manitoba. The St. Vital PCC is one of 26 Coalitions in the province that receives yearly funding from Healthy Child Manitoba to support programs and projects for the benefit of families with young children in our area.
The St. Vital PCC membership includes representatives from the community interested in the welfare of our children. Community partners include:
- Bookmates Inc. | Learn More
- Child Care Centres
- Footsteps Program at Rene DeLeurme Centre
- Healthy Child Manitoba | Learn More
- Manitoba Family Services and Consumer Affairs Child Care Coordinators
- Manitoba Housing
- MLA Representation
- Morrow Avenue Child Care Programs for Families | Learn More
- Parents/Community Members
- Resource Centres
- Representative from each funded program
- The Louis Riel School Division | Learn More
- The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority | Learn More
- YMCA/YWCA | Learn More
- Youville Centre | Learn More
What is a Parent Child Coalition?
Parent Child Coalitions bring together parents, early childhood educators, educators, health care professionals and other community organizations to plan and work collaboratively to support the healthy development of children aged 0-6 years. Research shows that experience-based brain development in the early years affects learning, behaviour and health throughout the life course (The Early Years Study, 1999).