Success By 6 South Vancouver Island

 

Welcome!  Success By 6, South Vancouver Island is working together with the local early years' community to support children and families, helping to ensure all young children and their families in our region have the supports they need to succeed throughout life.

Using research our community council has developed a strategic plan that identifies priority areas of focus to work on collaboratively and how we can start to strengthen, enhance and integrate our existing early childhood services to make them work for today's families. In addition to providing funds for local early years programs and projects, our local councils carries out a wide range of activities and research. Our communities, families and children our unique and so are the activities and priorities we support and offer to them.

Announcements: 

The Ministry of Children and Family Development has recently announced that it is making changes to enhance early years planning and service delivery in BC. Part of this change will be to redirect the funds currently being spent through Success By 6 and Children’s First initiatives. These funds will start to be used to support direct services to children and families. The Ministry will be assuming responsibility for planning early years services by creating regional roles within the Ministry.

We will be providing information to the Office of the Early Years and United Way Lower Mainland about our historical trends of funding, the successful projects that we have funded, impacts of projects and community needs in the hopes that each of you continue to receive support for your programs. This sharing of knowledge will help to support transition planning and will hopefully ensure that the work done provincially is aligned with the supportive strategies and approaches being used at the local level. 

As we make our way through this transitional year we want to celebrate our stakeholders, those who have dedicated time and resources to support the children and families in our region. Through the stories we have heard over the years, we know that we have made an important difference in many families’ lives.

Throughout this year of change we will continue to provide support in any way we can to our communities. In the coming months we will share more information on the changes as we receive it. We will also be planning a celebration to thank everyone who helped to make Success By 6 flourish over the years.

Thank you for all the work you do to support the children and families in our region.

In appreciation,             

Success By 6, South Vancouver Island

Council of Partners & Coordinators

successbysvi@gmail.com                     http://successby6victoria.ca/

SJackson@hulitan.ca                             http://www.aboriginalearlyyears.ca/

 

For more information on these changes, please refer to the Ministry of Child and Family Development Early Years Policy and Programs webpage: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/bc-early-childhood-tax-benefit/provincial-office-for-early-years?keyword=office&keyword=for&keyword=the&keyword=early&keyword=years

 

 Learning Opportunities:

National Symposium on Child Well-being
August 20 – 21, 2018
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

 “Putting it Together”: Vernon FASD Conference

September 6– 7, 2018
The Schubert Center (505 30th Avenue), Vernon, BC

22nd Annual BCAPOP Conference

October 4 – 6, 2018
Westin Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC

Pedagogical Collaborations: Encounters with a Pedagogista

October 19 – 20, 2018
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Vancouver, BC

BCACCS Annual Provincial Training Conference: Our Time, Our Stories, Our Children

November 1 – 3, 2018
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC

The 6th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference: Creating Partnerships
November 7 – 9, 2018
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC