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

Hold the Date: Thursday, December 3, 9am, for a
virtual CYN General Partners Meeting. Details to follow.

 

Literacy Community Champion
Making Literacy a Way of Life

Shelley brings literacy to life in neighbourhoods around London.

Shelley is passionate about literacy and brings reading, singing, playing, loving, and talking to everything she does with children, youth, and families at Family Centre White Oaks.
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Healthy Eating and Healthy Physical Activity

Act-i-Pass provides children in Grade 5 (+1) with FREE access to community-based physical activity opportunities for a whole year.

Research shows that physical activity begins to decrease in children as early as the age of 9 years. If grade 5 students can access physical activity opportunities, they will be given a chance at better health, longer lives, less illness, reduced screen time, and more play! Since Act-i-pass started in 2012, over 10,000 children in London have benefited from the program.
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.
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Ending Poverty

Supporting children, youth, and families to break the cycle of poverty.

Currently, 1 in 4 children born in London are living in poverty. The Ending Poverty priority recognizes that poverty is a complicated social problem that requires a multi-faceted approach.

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

ACT-i-Pass
Active & Safe Routes to School
Adopt for Life
Anago
Beautiful Edibles
Blossoms
Boys and Girls Club of London
Chelsea Green
Children's Museum
Chippewa of the Thames First Nations
Community Living
Craigwood
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
Leads
lfcc
LMLIP
London Children's Connection
London Food Bank
London Public Library
Luso
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
Soahac
South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre
Strive
United Way Elgin Middlesex
Vanier Children's Services
Western Day Care
Western University
YMCA of Southwestern Ontario