Welcome to London’s
Child and Youth Network

Our community is working collectively to increase and improve outcomes for children, youth, and families across the city.


Our Approach

The next Child & Youth Network General Partners Meeting: February 15, 2023

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Making Literacy a Way of Life

In London, the statistics around literacy are alarming...

1 in 4 children are not ready to learn in Grade 1. CYN partners are working collectively to change this so that every Londoner can participate, thrive and reach their full potential.
Trish Tucker - HEHPA Champion
Healthy Eating and Healthy Physical Activity

Trish is increasing physical activity outcomes for preschoolers in London.

Trish is changing the landscape of healthy physical activity in London by integrating developmentally appropriate and fun physical activity infrastructure into child care settings.
Jess - Community Connector and Champion
Creating a Family-Centred Service System

Champion- Community Connector

Jess Colley exemplifies the ideal characteristics of a Community Connector. Jess is friendly, knowledgeable and assists families in accessing a range of programs and services.

At the heart of Jess’ strengths is exactly that – her heart. She is passionate and caring, and balances that well with her skills to effectively connect families with the professionals and resources they need. She has the ability to build trusting relationships with not only the families, but her colleagues and partners, and as such, is looked to as a leader in the community.

The Community Connector is the first face that a family sees when they enter a Family Centre. They are the trusted person that can provide initial answers and make connections and warm referrals when necessary. Community Connectors are essential to the functioning of the Family-Centred Service System and Jess represents the values of an ideal connector.
Harvest Bucks
Ending Poverty

Harvest Bucks

Harvest Bucks are vouchers used to buy fresh vegetables and fruit at various locations in London. Harvest Bucks may be purchased by individuals or organizations. Sponsored Harvest Bucks are distributed as part of community programs that support healthy eating.

Here's just some of the 170+ partners working within our network

Active & Safe Routes to School
Adopt for Life
Beautiful Edibles
Boys and Girls Club of London
Chelsea Green
Children's Museum
Chippewa of the Thames First Nations
Community Living
Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre
Diaper Bank of London
Epilepsy southwestern ontario
Fanshawe College
Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre
Grand Avenue Children's Centre
HEAL Youth Advisory Council
Health Zone Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
Human Environments Analysis Laboratory
Humana Community Services
London Children's Connection
London Food Bank
London Public Library
Mary J. Wright Centre Research and Education Centre at Merrymount
Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre
Mission Services
Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration
Ontario Student Nutrition Program
Parkwood Children's Centre
Reforest London
Salvation Army
SARI Therapeutic Riding
South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre
United Way Elgin Middlesex
Vanier Children's Services
Western Day Care
Western University
YMCA of Southwestern Ontario