Community Action Toward Children's Health
"Working together for the healthy development of children in their early years in the Central Okanagan."

Oct 7 CATCH Network Gathering



Saw us in Okanagan Parent Magazine? 

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Join CATCH Community Based Research!

Play a role in shaping the future of how we support all children in the Central Okanagan.
We will be engaging parents and/or caregivers about connections between the needs of a wide diversity of families and children and what is offered in our community.

The goal of the research is to discover what may prevent children and families from accessing supports they need to flourish in this community. Ultimately the research results will be communicated to policy makers and community members at large.  


The first Phase of the research, which consisted of conversation with agency representatives, resulted in identification of a number of themes.

If you think this research needs your voice, we are interested to hear from you.  Please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested.

What’s in it for the volunteer? Along with playing a role in shaping the future of this community, CATCH can offer the following as a token of appreciation for participation:
  • Gift certificate ($25) as a token of appreciation of your time
  • $20 return on expenses for child care
This research process strictly adheres to all confidentiality issues commonly applied in research processes. A semi-structured interview will take about 1 hour, while a focus group discussion takes 2 hours. It should also be clear that although the research results will be shared with the community at large, including policy makers, the primary goal of this research is to learn, to exchange, and through the process build an even stronger sense of community.

How to get involved:
Text Barb at: 778-581-5988
Call Myrna at: 250-769-3893
Email: research@catchcoalition.ca




CATCH has been working with community partners on supporting fathering in the Central Okanagan.  Here are a few resources that were mentioned at the latest community meeting:

Father's Network Initiative

CATCH has been working with community partners on supporting fathering in the Central Okanagan.
Here are a few resources that were mentioned at the latest community meeting:



State of the Child Report:Central Okanagan 2013


SOCR2013



What makes your neighbourhood good for young children (ages 0-6)?

Is there a great park in your neighbourhood that you and your young children enjoy? Is there a special pathway or bench, meeting place or café that is special to your family? Are there events in your neighbourhood that bring young children and their families together? If you have an example or a story to share, we want to hear from you. We are collecting and showcasing stories to demonstrate the livability of our community for young children. Whether your neighbourhood is older or brand new, in the country or downtown, single or multi-family, or anything in between, we want to hear your story. If you want to share your experiences, your stories, or your favourite places within your neighbourhood, post them here or contact Eve at 250-863-9532, or eve@catchcoalition.ca 



 

 

 




 

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