The Argyle Family Centre

The Family Centre

Walking into the Ontario Early Years Centre I felt a sense of warmth and calmness. The staff that was working with the kids were respectful and nice and have a great sense of humor. I interviewed Tosha, who currently works for the Argyle Family Centre.

If you want to learn more about The Family Centre – Argyle, check out the Q&A below!

Q: How long have you been in the Argyle Area?

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A: We have been engaging for 2 years, but the Family Centre has not yet been built.

Q: Why did you decide to set up shop in Argyle?

A: Argyle is 1 of 4 neighbourhoods that are establishing Family Centres and there is a list of criteria for every neighbouhood, including EDI (Early Development Instrument) scores, school space availability and the number of children, youth and families living in the area.

Q: Why did you decide to take part in the Passport Program?

A: To support residents in showcasing the amazing places and things in the Argyle Area.

Q: What does Argyle mean to you?

A: A great place to live, work, play and shop for all families.

Q: Can you tell me about the Family Centre?

A: The Family Centre is your connection to:

  • Parenting and early learning
  • Public Wellness
  • Early childhood education
  • Recreation, sports and leisure
  • Referral resources, information and awareness

Q: What's your mission?

A: Our mission is to create a Family centered service system, which means families are at the center of everything, we use a community development approach to achieve this.

Q: Where will The Family Centre Argyle be located?

A: The proposed location is attached to Lord Nelson Public School and construction should happen sometime next year!

Q: What do you think the outcome will be once it is finally built?

A: Families will be excited for a single door approach where they can go to one place to access all of the services, supports and opportunities for their childhood and youth.

Q: What's the most exciting thing that has happened?

A: Working with all the amazing community members in Argyle.

Be sure to watch out for the new Famliy Centre attached to Lord Nelson Public School coming in 2014!! 

Chantal Collins