Coalition Goals

  1. To build relationships amongst a full range of service providers in the public, private, volunteer and corporate sectors who support children, youth and families
  2. To develop an inclusive and integrated model for service delivery based on research, best practices and local knowledge.
    • To engage broader perspectives from service providers, agencies, clients and communities in developing this model.
    • To build broad-based commitment to develop and implement the model.
    • To create a confidentiality protocol related to case conferencing and referrals.
  3. To improve cross-cultural communication and awareness within the Coalition
  4. To increase community knowledge and awareness of existing programs, services and resources available for families and individuals on the West Coast
  5. To promote accessible Universal, Targeted and Clinical community programs and services that support the health and development of families
  6. To create a community understanding of the importance of supporting the healthy growth and development of all families on the West Coast

Guiding Principles

A system of child, youth and family services in West Coast communities should be:

Collaborative and Coordinated – supported on local/regional/provincial/federal levels, based on local input, community-based, collaborative & coordinated, outcome based, available along the continuum of child development

Inclusive – inclusive and sensitive to Nuu-chah-nulth culture and experience, child-centered/family-focused, accessible in a variety of settings, Hishuk ish ts’awalk (everything is one and interconnected)

Outcome based (evidence-based as a tool, not as a constraint) evidence - based, cultural-based, timely, responsible, flexible, cost-effective, include universal, targeted and clinical services, strength-based

Sustainable – coordination, core funding, programming as a ladder of services, advocacy & policies, responsibility & participation from all of the age groups,

Accessible – community-based, flexible delivery model, outreach & “one stop” shop, physical location in every community.