A community collaborative focusing on the care, development and education of our future leaders.

Welcome to the Child & Family Collaborative Website

There are a number of Professional Development opportunities happening.  Please go to our calendar for upcoming events.  Our job opportunities section is up to date with the latest openings.  Under Contact Us, you will find a listing of our Sub-committees.  Feel free to browse and contact us if you have any questions.

Upper Canada Child Care – RECE (exp jan18)

Upper Canada Child Care is currently looking for to fill the following position:


Upper Canada Child Care – Assistants (exp Jan18)

Upper Canada Child Care is currently looking for to fill the following position:

UCCC Assistants

York AECEO Book Club – New

All early childhood professionals are invited to join the new  York AECEO book club developed to increase your knowledge through participating in discussions and readings with like minded individuals.  Go the the October  Professional Development calendar for details on the first meeting.

Family Support Institute – Conference

The Family Supports Institute Ontario exists to advance the well-being of families by connecting and supporting those who work with families.

Beginning Thursday, November 8 and continuing all day Friday, November 9th.  Please go the November Professional Development  calendar for details.

Save the date……November 28th

Building Resilience in Parents and Children, Parenting Conference presented by Healthy Start, Healthy Future.  Keynote speakers are Dr. Stuart Shanker and Jennifer Kolari.

Go to our Professional Development calendar and look at November 28 for details.

Recreation Program Staff

Social Enterprise for Canada has the following position available.  Deadline to apply is September 26th.

Program Recreation Staff

Spread the Word: International Parenting Survey

The International Parenting Survey – Canada (IPS-C) is a project which has the potential to enhance services for Ontario parents of children from two to 12 years old. Researchers from across Canada, headed by a team from the University of Ottawa are now conducting an online survey as part of an international initiative to collect and analyze data on the need for and preferences for parent support. The resulting regional and national reports can be used by service providers to support funding requests, assess current programs, advocate for new or expanded parenting services and promote policy change.


In order to get high participation levels, researchers are working in a fan-out fashion with regional and community partners who are willing to promote the survey. For every 100 participants per postal code (the first three letters of the person’s postal code are collected as part of the survey), a local report will be posted free-of-charge for everyone’s use on the PARTNER AGENCY website, www.GREATPARTNER.ca

 Please help to promote this survey to colleagues, clients, friends and family in order to help collect great local data! Feel free to contact me for more information.

 The Survey

The on-line International Parent Survey-Canada has been developed to get input from parents just like you. The survey will ask you questions about your child’s behaviour your confidence in responding to problems your child experiences, and how you manage your child’s behaviour. The survey will also ask you about your preferences on how to get support in parenting. A few minutes of your time to respond to this survey will help organizations in your community design supports and programs to meet your needs and preferences.

 To complete the survey, go to: www.ips-canada.net

Thank you for your consideration of the request to help promote the survey to all parents you know of two to 12 year olds and if you are a parent of a two to 12 year old please consider taking the time to complete the survey yourself.



Any questions or comments regarding the survey can be directed to:

Shawna Lee MA, BPA, RECE.C, IP
Co-ordinator, Triple P in York Region/
Manager, 0-6 Childrens Mental Health Community Services
Kinark Child and Family Services
24 Orchard Heights Blvd.
Aurora, ON.L4G 6T5

Phone: (905) 713-3509 ext. 3618

Community Consultation – Transition of the Early Learning Sector in York Region

The Best Start Network of York Region is sponsoring an opportunity for stakeholdrs to come together and share their ideas on what the Early Years Systems would look like and how can stakeholders continue to support children and families.  Please go to our May Professional Development calendar for your choice of 3 session dates to participate.  Please RSVP by May 28, 2012.

“You Bet We Still Care!” Survey

We need your input – the “You Bet We Still Care!” survey is coming in May.

The Child Care Human Resources Sector Council is sponsoring a survey of employers (including administrators, owners, directors, and supervisors) and employees (including ECEs and program staff) working in regulated, full-day, centre-based programs. The survey – “You Bet We Still Care!” – will be released at the end of May. Click here to learn more about the survey.
These types of surveys rarely come along. Responding to the survey will help to raise the profile of the ECEC profession and workforce. As a thank-you for participating, you can enter your name in a draw to win an iPad!
For more information on the project and to receive e-mail notification when the survey is live, please visit the CCHRSC website to sign-up for the CCHRSC’s newsletter.