- To build relationships amongst a full range of service providers in the public, private, volunteer and corporate sectors who support children, youth and families
- 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.
- To improve cross-cultural communication and awareness within the Coalition
- To increase community knowledge and awareness of existing programs, services and resources available for families and individuals on the West Coast
- To promote accessible Universal, Targeted and Clinical community programs and services that support the health and development of families
- To create a community understanding of the importance of supporting the healthy growth and development of all families on the West Coast
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.