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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

The strategic planning process for the TC&FN is ongoing. The following are the current guiding statements:

Vision

All children & families in Toronto experience well-being.

Mission

Mobilize the systems intersections that improve child & family well-being in Toronto.

Mandate

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.

Values

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.

Steering Committee

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
Kevin Pal, Director, Toronto Region, Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Terms of Reference for the TCFN Steering Committee

Next meeting:
Postponed due to COVID-19

Minutes – TCFN Steering Committee – Jan 30 2020

Minutes – TCFN Steering Committee – Nov 7 2019

Minutes – TCFN Steering Committee – Sept 12 2019

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:
Donna Hill, IMPH
Pamela Hart, NWRC
Siobhan McCarthy, NCFS

Terms of Reference for the AAPC

Next meeting:
Postponed due to COVID-19

Réseau régional de langue française

Pour plus d’informations, contactez Eve-Anne Tremblay 416-397-7606

Termes de référence

Prochaine réunion:
Reporté en raison de COVID-19

Strategic Goals

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.