Toronto Child & Family Network
We all want the best for children and families.
Learn more about our Raising the Village initiative which provides data, research and tools that can be used to support child & family outcomes.
Toronto Child & Family Network
The Toronto Child & Family Network (TC&FN) brings together the many systems and leaders that affect the lives of children and families including: Education, Health, Children’s Aid, Public Health, Mental Health, Special Needs, Child Care, Family Support, Library, Recreation, and major funders.
Collectively, the TC&FN works together to improve quality, access and seamless service pathways, so that all children and families in Toronto experience well-being.
The TC&FN engages in cross-system integration work that aims to improve shared child& family outcomes detailed in Raising the Village.
The strategic planning process for the TC&FN is ongoing. The following are the current guiding statements:
All children & families in Toronto experience well-being.
Mobilize the systems intersections that improve child & family well-being in Toronto.
A table where system leaders respond, advance and champion system integration with an aim of improving quality, access and seamless service pathways.
The Network’s target age group is prenatal-12 and their families; however there is no upper limit as long as the work includes the target age group.
All services will be inclusive, culturally appropriate and reduce inequity.
The Network will engage in collaborative planning – striving for consensus.
When mobilizing system improvements the Network will work with the community sectors and with families affected by the systems.
Thursday November 23, 2017, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Bravo & Pinnacle Boardrooms
375 University Ave, 5th floor
The Steering Committee has a strategic role in setting direction for the Toronto Child & Family Network and starting in 2017 the Steering Committee will be aligning the TC&FN initiatives to improve the shared outcomes as detailed in Raising the Village.
The members of the Steering Committee are system leaders that can mobilize system integration in order to improve child & family well-being in Toronto. The Systems represented on the Steering Committee include: Education, Health, Children’s Aid, Public Health, Mental Health, Special Needs, Child Care, Family Support, Library, Recreation, and major funders.
The committee is co-chaired by:
- Elaine Baxter-Trahair, General Manager, Toronto Children’s Services,
- Kevin Pal, Director, Toronto Region, Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
The Aboriginal Advisory and Planning Committee is responsible for constructing an Indigenous integrated service model based on the needs of Aboriginal children (birth to 12 years old) and families in the City of Toronto that truly reflects cultural, linguistic, political and historical integrity.
Pour plus d’informations, contactez Kelly O’Gorman 416-397-7606
- Working Table #1
Network Development & Strategic Planning
- Working Table #2
Improving communication and resource sharing between the child and family systems
- Working Table #3
Child & Family Services Professionals: Growth and Quality
- Working Table #4
Equity Framework for System Planning