Welcome To The Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coalition
The Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coalition (EBFC) is a collaborative group of community partners that work together to plan, develop and deliver services and programs that will improve the health and well-being of vulnerable young children within the context of their families and their communities. Our vision is to work toward the creation of a seamless network of integrated services for all young children and their families.
The Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coalition was formed, with a membership of 23 agencies, in early 1994 to respond to the Canada Action Plan for Children. The Coalition is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, through the Community Action Plan for Children (CAPC) initiative. CAPC provides long term funding to community coalitions to deliver programs that address the health and development of children (0-6 years) who are living in conditions of risk. It recognizes that communities have the ability to identify and respond to the needs of children and places a strong emphasis on partnerships and community capacity building. Programs of the Coalition are also supported by the United Way of Toronto and York Region through a Success by Six grant.
The EBFC's approach to all initiatives is through a collaborative and integrated effort of all concerned service providers. Our model includes the use of a Coordinating Committee to look at Coaliion-wide issues and governance and three working teams to focus on Capacity building, Programs and Services and Evaluation and Accountability. We strive to continuously include and engage new partners in our work whenever available. Our focus is on building the capacity of local service providers to address the needs of vulnerable families and their young children, through collaboration, resource sharing, professional development and collective planning.
The Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coalition is sponsored by the George Hull Centre for Children and Families.