Parent Link/ECDI Farewell

As many local families are now aware, funding for provincial Parent Link and Early Childhood Development Initiative programming is set to end on March 31, 2020. As a result, Parent Link/ECDI programs will be discontinued until further notice.

Due to this funding cut, Lac Ste. Anne County Parent Link/Early Childhood Development planned to run programming until the end of March. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LSAC has ceased all programming. Unfortunately, no further Parent Link/Early Childhood Development programs or services will be held, effective immediately.

Research and Development of Future Community Program Opportunities

Lac Ste. Anne County submitted an “Expression of Interest” to be involved in the new Family Resource Network model, which will support families with children 0-18 years old (Parent Link/Early Childhood Development programming targeted families with children under six years old). Unfortunately, we were notified March 9 that we were unsuccessful in that application.

We will now research any alternatives and will provide further information once it becomes available.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank all the families that have joined us over the past ten plus years as we strove to support you with many programs and events. We hope we made a difference in your lives, and we will treasure all the friendships and connections that evolved with each of you.

To our many community partners, too numerous to list, please know how much we appreciate you sharing our commitment to supporting young families in our communities. We could not have provided the vast programming we did without you!

Finally, to our amazing staff…thank you to Cathy Steeves, Parent Link/Early Childhood Development Coordinator and Melissa Gordon, Parent Link/Early Childhood Development Assistant for your dedication to providing quality programming, building relationships with families, and being such a positive and supporting resource to local families.

Because of you, parents/caregivers found a safe space they could trust to have their best interests, and the best interests of their children, at heart. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of so many children!

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