Who we are
Niagara Children's Planning Council's Vision
- Niagara – a community that ensures every child will reach optimal potential through cooperative investment in the Early Years.
- All children in Niagara region are safe, healthy and respected.
- All families in Niagara are supported to provide children with the best possible opportunities early in their lives.
Niagara Children's Planning Council's structure
Leveraging the work of the NCPC committees, community consultation sessions, projects and evidence-informed planning based on both assets and gaps, the 10 guiding principles of the Niagara Children’s Charter, and the NCPC vision, the NCPC structure is organized around four results statements:
- Children are Healthy
- Children are Learning
- Children are Safe
- Families are Strong, Stable and Connected
These result statements are our community goals. They reflect our desire to focus attention on children by:
- improving overall health and well-being,
- providing rich learning opportunities and creating life-long learners,
- supporting safe environments at home, school and in their community at large, and
- supporting families in the rewarding but often times challenging work of caring for their children.
With this focused attention, the Niagara community can engage in thoughtful planning that purposely examines the supports necessary for children to learn, be healthy, be safe and live in strong, stable and connected families. The four result statements are ‘what’ NCPC and community partners are working towards, and cooperative investment is ‘how’ they intend to do so.
Each Committee is focused on one of the 4 result statements and have developed work plans based on local indicators. These committees are outcome driven and are being supported in their work by the Early Years Niagara Research Group (EYNRG). Given the interplay between health, learning, safety and a family’s ability to function as a loving, cohesive unit, not surprisingly the pillar committees are interconnected, and much of the work from one committee feeds the work undertaken by another committee.