...an Action and Advisory Committee to the Saskatoon RIC
REYC is a working group of partners striving to improve the lives of families and children in the rural Saskatoon Health Region.
~to understand the assets and opportunities for children aged 0-6 years and their families who live in rural Saskatoon Health Region.
to honour the context of children’s lives; understanding the influence of families and communities in their health and wellbeing.
~to work holistically.
~to recognize that the committee’s focus may change over time, based on an ongoing analysis of rural communities’ assets and opportunities.
Using an Asset-Based approach, the Rural Early Years Coalition will:
- collect and share information with various partners about assets and opportunities for children 0-6 years and their families who live in rural Saskatoon Health Region;
- Establish ad hoc committee(s) on rural targeted issues as identified.
- work collaboratively and support partners in the creation and implementation of service delivery programs for the target group;
- advise RIC and KidsFirst on rural issues;
- act as an advisory committee to the Saskatoon Regional Intersectoral Committee for rural issues for children for children 0-6 years;
What we do:
- Accountable to the RIC and KidsFirst Saskatoon;
- support the strategic objectives of the RIC, but in a rural context
- facilitate establishment of Advisory Committee meetings on a semi-annual basis;
- facilitate the development of functional partnerships with REYC;
- identify methods to collect information (i.e. asset mapping);
- cause the creation, recruitment for, and implementation of ad hoc committees as required;
- present information to RIC and provide updates on initiatives and emerging policy issues affecting children aged 0-6 years and their families who live in rural Saskatoon Health Region;
- link REYC with urban coalitions (i.e. C4C Early Years Coalition)
- provide advise to other groups and organizations (i.e. Parent Mentoring Program);
- ensure that experiences inform research and research informs best practices;
- actively seek funding for projects and support funding applications, as necessary
- create and submit a yearly work plan and monitoring report that would examine the work of the Rural Early Years Coalition in accomplishing the strategic objectives in a rural context.
- creating annual or semi-annual communication or policy papers for RIC on issues that affect children ages 0-6 years and their families who live in rural Saskatchewan
- communicate to the participants of Advisory Committee;
- respective representatives are responsible to communicate with their organizations;
individuals are accountable to identify their organizational mandates, and look for common interests that will foster collaborative projects that build assets and opportunities for children aged 0-6 years and their families who live in rural Saskatchewan Health Region.