Who We Are

About Us

What you should know about Healthy Child Coalition

Healthy Child Coalition – South East (HCC-SE) is a rural coalition in the southeast corner of Manitoba.  We have one of the fastest growing populations in Manitoba.  The region covers approximately 10,000 square kilometers, encompassing one city, two towns, a village,  10 rural municipalities, Buffalo Point First Nation, Roseau River First Nation, a number of small communities and an unorganized territory.

Parent-Child coalitions bring together parents, early childhood educators, school educators, health care professionals and other community organizations to plan and work collaboratively to support the healthy development of children aged zero to 6 years with a priority focus on 1 to 4 years.  (Parent Child Coalitions program and funding guide)

The South East coalition aims to involve all stakeholders working with children age 0-6 years to work together to maximize the potential of all children, families and communities in the southeast region so that every individual may feel accepted, valued and safe.

HCC-SE supports parent child and parenting programs across the region through financial granting investments.  The coalition also partners to deliver STARS of the Future screening clinics, Parent-Child Facilitator Training and National Child Day events.

Parent child programs are available in several southeast communities.   Check our events calendar, view the community programs page or contact the Coordinator with the Healthy Child Coalition – South East for more information on the parent child programs in the south east.

For information on Healthy Child Manitoba’s Best Practice guidelines click on the link below.

Healthy Child Manitoba’s Best Practices Guidelines  

 

 

Members of Healthy Child Coalition – South East

Healthy Child Coalition – South East is one of Healthy Child Manitoba’s 25 regional coalitions.
Representation on the coalition includes members from  Public Health and Rehab services of Southern Health-Santé Sud, Department of Families,  Child and Family Services, Steinbach  Family Resource Centre, Borderland School Division, Eastman Immigrant Services, Hanover School Division,  Jake Epp Library,  Red River Valley School Division, and Seine River School Division.

What We Do

Parent child coalitions bring together community strengths and resources within a geographic boundary or community, through partnerships between different sectors. This approach promotes and supports community-based programs and activities for children and families, with a priority focus on the early years. Parent child coalitions support existing activities and initiate new activities that reflect each community’s diversity and strength. Parent child programming is intended to build healthy child development through the core activities of:

Positive Parenting

Activities to support and enhance parents’ ability to nurture the healthy development of their young children (i.e. parent education programs, parent support groups, parent child groups and activities, toy and resource libraries, drop in activities).

Nutritional & Physical Health

Activities to promote healthy lifestyles through education and community supports (i.e. parent education programs, nutrition guidance, community kitchens, activities promoting physical activity and fitness, injury prevention).

Learning and Literacy

Activities to support the learning success of children through opportunities to improve family literacy and numeracy and participate in quality early childhood experiences (i.e. creative play and recreation programs, family literacy programs, parent child drop-in programs, lending libraries).

Community Capacity-Building

Activities to build community capacity through leadership opportunities, volunteering and community service (i.e. education, networking, leadership opportunities, engaging community in planning programs and services).