March 2017 ECD Roundtable Agenda

Early Childhood Development Roundtable
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
United Way of the Lower Mainland, 4543 Canada Way, Burnaby

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm


1.  Welcome and agenda

  • Introductions, regrets
  • Adoption of the agenda

2.  Review of previous meeting minutes – January 18, 2017

Actions arising:

  • Letter to Minister Lake re: outdoor play space policy change
  • Family Day op-ed

3.  ECD sector updates/presentations/discussions

  • MCFD updates – Emily Horton, Provincial Office for the Early Years
  • Provincial Budget 2017
  • Early Years Services Access Survey
  • Provincial election advocacy
  • Other issues – Invitation to Bernard Richard, BC’s representative for children and youth

4.  Member updates and new resources

5.  Future meeting dates:

Wednesdays, 9:30 am to noon:

  •  May 17, 2017
  • September 20, 2017
  • November 1, 2017

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All meetings are held from 9:30 am–12:00 pm at the United Way of the Lower Mainland, 4543 Canada Way in Burnaby. The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Call-in participation is also available for those outside of the Lower Mainland. Contact us the Monday before the meeting if you intend to call in to the meeting and we will send you the details and any materials the day before.

First Call is grateful for the generous in-kind support of the United Way of the Lower Mainland in hosting our ECD Roundtable meetings.