Former Barrier Reduction Working Group 

Sept 2015 Update:
The Barrier Reduction Working Group strongly believes that good communication reduces barrier and has therefore merged into the Communication Working Group. They were able to bring capacity & funds to assist in the development of the GNEYP website. They feel that because the Parent Survey brought to light the fact that parents did not have a one-stop place to go to access resources and information the website would help reduce this barrier.
June 2015 Update:
Our goal is to get more families taking advantage of the services and activities that are currently available in Nanaimo. We decided to host several evenings – complete with food and child care support - for families. Two evening sessions were offered in partnership with the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools (NLPS), and the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre / Mid-Island Metis Nation. Both sessions were well attended by parents, and well represented by members of the working group. Information on current services was promoted to the families, while fun activities were offered to the kids. 

The working group will continue to look for ways to engage with parents to promote the wide variety of services offered in and around Nanaimo. The group is very supportive of a soon-to-be launched website designed specifically for parents.

September 2014 Action Plan:
  • Address hard to reach families by hosting a series of family engagement dinners with child minding
June 2014 Adopted Plan:
  • Examine Current and local Data
  • Review evidence informed practices that reduce barriers.
  • Develop an action plan to reduce barriers for families.  
Former Chair:
Scott Bradford (250-753-0251 ext. 276,

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