Past Initiative - Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) 2011-2014

Past Initiative - Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) 2011-2014

The Ontario Trillium Foundation funded a 3 year project (2011-2014) to increase partnership and network development, facilitate public education and best practices and increase the quality and quantity of out-of-school-time programs in Toronto.

Partnership & Network Development

The Coalition members:

  • Developed partnerships with key stakeholders such as the municipal provincial government and municipal departments representatives.
  • Provided opportunities to share information, knowledge exchange and resources.

Community Engagement & Public Education

  • Increased knowledge of middle childhood growth and development and the value of out-of-school-time programs.
  • Developed and offered workshops, conferences, events and resources to parents/guardians and agency staff in each of the city’s four quadrants to promote best practices.
  • Facilitated the development of parents’ and community organizations’ ability to campaign on issues affecting children 6 to 12 years and their families using a community development and capacity building approach.
  • Advocated for and facilitated quality standards in out-of-school-time programs and services (e.g. High Five, Toronto Childcare Operating Criteria).
  • Created an inventory/overview of existing programs, services and tools for the purpose of educating parents and community.