509 188

509 188

That’s how many children aged 5 and under

there are in Quebec

Source : Provisional data for 2022, ISQ

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Dialogue 1: Concerted approaches to take action to prevent mistreatment

In the context of the call to action and the creation of caring communities mentioned in the report of the Special Commission on the Rights of the Child and Youth Protection, the Collective initiates a reflective dialogue around this theme to bring out experiential knowledge from leaders across the province.

With the leaders of the Éclore Côte-Nord approach and the Action Plan for young people and their families (the PAJEF) of the CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS, a discussion on the issues surrounding these projects and how we can tackle them took place on June 8.

We are convinced that a shift towards prevention is vital. We must act as early as possible in children’s lives to support their development and make sure that those who have the greatest needs receive services in a timely manner. We must also act on all factors that increase the risks of maltreatment and negligence. Because its consequences on children are severe and lasting, abuse is unquestionably a public health matter that requires systematic attention. — Excerpt from the press release on the Laurent Commission report

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Régine Laurent,

President, Special Commission on the Rights of the Child and Youth Protection

Our partners and all early childhood stakeholders have been active in this regard for many years now. They all want to continue to make a decisive contribution to children's well-being within their communities. It's more critical than ever for us all to team up and leverage the many strengths we have as a society in terms of prevention so we can create an environment where young children and their families can thrive. Today's toddlers are tomorrow's adults. We need to give each of them an equal chance at achieving their full potential so they become well-rounded, productive members of society. And the only way we can make that happen is by working together!

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Elise Bonneville,

Director, Collectif petite enfance

At CHSSN, we strongly believe in the importance of investing in early childhood development. We support and advocate for collective work as it is a powerful tool to respond to the unique needs of culturally diverse groups in the province of Quebec.

Jennifer Johnson - Collectif petite enfance

Jennifer Johnson,

Executive Director, Community Health and Social Services Network

$1 = $6

$1 = $6

Every extra dollar invested in early childhood education

can generate 6 dollars in economic benefits

Source : Conference Board of Canada

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Member organizations

ACCÉSSS (Observatoire Famille immigration) - Collectif petite enfance
Alima, Centre de nutrition sociale périnatale - Collectif petite enfance
Alliance québécoise de la pédiatrie sociale en communauté - Collectif petite enfance

André Lebon, Ex-vice-président, Commission spéciale sur les droits des enfants et la protection de la jeunesse et consultant

Association d’éducation préscolaire du Québec - Collectif petite enfance
Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec - Collectif petite enfance
Association des haltes-garderies communautaires du Québec - Collectif petite enfance
Association pour la santé publique du Québec - Collectif petite enfance
Association québécoise des centres de la petite enfance - Collectif petite enfance
Commission de la santé et des services sociaux des Premières Nations du Québec et du Labrador - Collectif petite enfance
Conseil québécois des services éducatifs à la petite enfance - Collectif petite enfance
Espace MUNI - Collectif petite enfance
Fédération québécoise des organismes communautaires Famille - Collectif petite enfance
Fondation Marie-Vincent - Collectif petite enfance
Fondation Olo - Collectif petite enfance

Instances régionales de concertation en petite enfance

La Maison Bleue - Collectif petite enfance
Ordre des optométristes du Québec - Collectif petite enfance
Regroupement des centres d’amitié autochtones du Québec - Collectif petite enfance
Regroupement pour la Valorisation de la Paternité - Collectif petite enfance
Réseau communautaire de santé et de services sociaux (CHSSN) - Collectif petite enfance
Réseau des Centres de Ressources Périnatales du Québec - Collectif petite enfance
Réseau pour un Québec Famille - Collectif petite enfance
Réseau québécois pour la réussite éducative - Collectif petite enfance

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