Forum transcripts are now available from the Saskatoon and Regina Early Learning and Child Care Discussions which took place on November 29, 2013 (Saskatoon) and December 2, 2013 (Regina).
The Muttart Foundation, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit, hosted two stakeholder discussions on the organization, funding and delivery of early learning and child care in Saskatchewan – one in Saskatoon on November 29th, 2013 and a second in Regina on December 2nd, 2013. The following reports provide transcripts of these discussions.
A Record of Early Childhood Education and Care Stakeholder Discussions
The Muttart Foundation is pleased to announce publication of a new book focused on leadership in the charitable sector. “Leadership” is a multi-faceted concept, confusing to some, challenging to most. In this “leadership notebook,” former Pembina Institute CEO Marlo Raynolds reflects on some of the things he learned from his years of heading this environmental charity. An easy read, Dr. Raynolds’ book is a thoughtful and practical guide that will be of value to those in leadership roles and those who aspire to such roles.”
Prepare Your Non-Profit Organization to Help Create a Wave of Positive Change
The Muttart Foundation releases new report – Children and Families in the New Saskatchewan: A Discussion of Early Learning and Child Care
In late 2013, The Muttart Foundation and the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit will host two facilitated discussions on the organization, funding and delivery of early learning and child care for children 0 to 6 years of age in Saskatchewan. The Muttart Foundation, with the assistance of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, has prepared a background report to help support this discussion: ‘Children and Families in the New Saskatchewan: A Discussion of Early Learning and Child Care’. The report provides an overview of the current state of early learning and child care in the province. It also looks to the future and considers how the recent social and economic changes in the province might best align with policy and practice research to help shape early learning and child care for our youngest citizens and their families. It is The Muttart Foundation’s hope that the discussions, and the supporting background report, help to raise the profile of early learning and child care in the province, and spur future additional thinking and work on how best to advance the field in the best interests of children and their families.
Children and Families in the New Saskatchewan
The Foundation has released the 2013 version of Talking About Charities. More than 3,800 Canadians were interviewed to obtain their views about charities and issues affecting charities. To access the report and detailed information, click here.
In November 2012, the Muttart Foundation, Success By 6 and Calgary UpStart hosted a series of 7 regional consultations to consider the design of a new provincial framework for early learning and care. The results of these consultations, presented in a series of forum reports, showed strong stakeholder support for the closer integration of services, over time, through the guidance of a new provincial framework for early learning and care. The following report presents a draft framework design which draws on the consultation findings and the emerging body of research on how best to approach the funding and delivery of early learning and care. This draft design provides a starting point for further discussions and key initiatives in the move to more closely integrate early learning and care in Alberta.
A Draft Framework Design for Discussion
In November 2012, the Muttart Foundation, Success By 6 and Calgary UpStart hosted a series of 7 regional consultations to consider the design of a new provincial framework for early learning and care. The consultations explored how Alberta could more closely integrate its supports and services for children below the mandatory school and what the main elements of a possible framework would need to consider and include. The following report summarizes the stakeholder discussions from these 7 regional meetings.
What We Heard Report