The Power of Coalitions: Positive Outcomes for Alberta Children Through Community Development

Speakers: Dianna Souveny, Laurie Lafortune

The Early Child Development Mapping Project (ECMap) is a five-year province-wide and community development project funded by Alberta Education and administered through the University of Alberta - Community University Partnership. After four years of intensive work throughout the province, 100 early childhood development coalitions have been formed. Their primary goal is supporting healthy and positive early childhood development for Alberta's youngest citizens through community awareness, engagement, and action. This presentation explores the characteristics of effective coalitions, how to create sustainability within coalitions, the collective impact of collaborative community actions, and more.

Presentation from the 2013 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop

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University of Alberta