Langley Child & Youth Committee

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Presentation by the Child and Youth Committee to Township of Langley (BC) Council on January 11, 2010.

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  • Thank you for opportunity to present
  • Langley CYC has been in existence since 1979. The committee initially arose out of a provincial government initiative, but though the government initiative may have ended, the CYC recognized a good thing when we saw it. We represent many different service agencies in Langley including the City and Township, Provincial Government, many not for profits , and Trinity Western University. The CYC has and still provides a place for agencies with a similar interest to come together.
  • Our Terms of Reference set out our purpose. To that end we have a strategic plan that includes enhancing our community capacity, networking and communication, and planning strategically.
  • The CYC membership is all agencies that have an interest in children and youth both as individuals and within the context of their families.
  • While the main committee provides a place for communication, planning and problems solving, our subcommittees provide vibrant , active agents of change in the community.
  • Mention also the Refugee forum Mention also that the ECD subcommittee is currently completing the ECD profile and the work planning a youth centre.
  • We appreciate the involvement of the City and Township on the CYC and subcommittees and their contributions via: Township - grants, and printing. City – grants and space
  • But we think we can be an asset to the community and that working more closely can assist the City/Township and the community. The CYC members are experienced in consulting with the community. We also are seeking partnerships that enhance services. We believe that more can be done to serve Langley if we work in partnership.
  • Our connections to harder- to-reach populations can assist in obtaining input to municipal projects. This can result in better information to support decisions. We also can provide information to municipal projects such as the ECD profile.
  • We would be happy to contribute to planning efforts in these areas as we are already, through our subcommittees, working on issues like youth homelessness and access to recreational services for school aged children. We believe by working together we have improve Langley’s place as a place livable for children youth and families.
  • Langley Child & Youth Committee

    1. 2. Provide CYC Background Promote Community Collaboration LANGLEY CHILD AND YOUTH COMMITTEE PRESENTATION PURPOSE
    2. 3. “ To ensure co-operative, integrated planning and consultation in meeting the needs of the children, youth and their families in our community .” LANGLEY CHILD AND YOUTH COMMITTEE PURPOSE OF LANGLEY CYC
    3. 4. Communication Collaborative Planning Integration Coordination Public Awareness Advocacy LANGLEY CHILD AND YOUTH COMMITTEE LANGLEY CYC PROMOTES
    4. 5. CURRENT CYC SUBCOMMITTEES <ul><li>EARLY CHILDHOOD </li></ul><ul><li>SPECIAL NEEDS ADVISORY </li></ul><ul><li>MIDDLE CHILDHOOD MATTERS </li></ul><ul><li>YOUTH </li></ul><ul><li>INTEGRATED CASE MANAGEMENT </li></ul>LANGLEY CHILD AND YOUTH COMMITTEE
    5. 6. Early Childhood Development Joint Planning ECD Screening Clinics Community Living Days Strengthening Family Relationships Programs Annual Free Summer Activities Brochure Youth Forum Integrated Case Management Training Food Security Planning Table Resource Fairs Refugee Forum LANGLEY CHILD AND YOUTH COMMITTEE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    6. 7. LANGLEY CHILD AND YOUTH COMMITTEE CURRENT MUNICIPAL RELATIONSHIP <ul><li>Municipal Involvement on the South Fraser Child and Youth Council </li></ul><ul><li>Services in Kind </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal membership in the ECD Public Partnership </li></ul>
    7. 8. LANGLEY CHILD AND YOUTH COMMITTEE OUR VISION: A Dynamic Relationship with Municipal Government <ul><li>CYC input and assistance in collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Working together on projects that support the people of Langley </li></ul>A relationship that includes:
    8. 9. The CYC can support the Municipality through its expertise, knowledge and access to sub-populations for consultation. LANGLEY CHILD AND YOUTH COMMITTEE RATIONALE 1:
    9. 10. CYC members are prepared to mobilize with the municipality on matters such as communication, transportation, homelessness, community safety, and access to municipal services. LANGLEY CHILD AND YOUTH COMMITTEE RATIONALE 2:
    10. 11. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION LANGLEY CHILD AND YOUTH COMMITTEE

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