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 their families including: Education, Health, Children’s Aid, Public Health, Mental Health, Extra Support Needs, Child Care, Family Support, Library, Recreation, and major funders.
The TC&FN engages in cross-system integration and collective impact work that aims to improve the shared child and family outcomes in Raising the Village.
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.
- Vision, Mission, Mandate and Values
- Steering Committee
- Aboriginal Advisory and Planning Committee
- Réseau régional de langue française
- Strategic Goals
Vision, Mission, Mandate and Values
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.
TC&FN’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. TC&FN will engage in collaborative planning and strive to reach consensus among members. When mobilizing system improvements, TC&FN will work with the community sectors and with families affected by the systems.
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 TCFN steering committee is co-chaired by:
Karen Gray, Director, Toronto Children’s Services
Sherri Rennie, Director, Toronto Region, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Terms of Reference for the TCFN Steering Committee
Aboriginal Advisory and Planning Committee
The Aboriginal Advisory and Planning Committee is responsible for constructing an Indigenous integrated service model based on the needs of Indigenous children (birth to 12 years old) and their families in the City of Toronto that truly reflects cultural, linguistic, political and historical integrity.
The AAPC is co-chaired by:
Pamela Hart, NWRC
Siobhan McCarthy, NCFS
Terms of Reference for the AAPC will be available soon
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Pour plus d’informations, contactez Kelly O’Gorman – Kelly.OGorman@toronto.ca 416-397-7606
Goal 1: Achieve Integrated System Navigation
Every family can access information and navigate to services from a single point.
Goal 2: Increase Access to Programs for Children Experiencing Inequity
Families can access comprehensive services with ease in their community.
Goal 3: Implement consistent and comprehensive screening across system
Every community has access to an integrated, comprehensive screening for early identification of needs.
Goal 4: Lead cross-system professional development initiatives
Staff understand the needs of communities and how to work across systems to improve child and family well-being.