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?
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!!