The Early Child Development Funders Working Group (ECD-FWG)

The ECD FWG was established in 2009 as a group of foundations coming together with a simple goal; ensure the availability of quality, publicly-funded, early childhood education and care for every preschool child in Canada.

The Early Child Development Funders Working Group (ECD-FWG) is many things: a cross-Canada learning network; a deeply shared commitment to children; a link among eight very diverse foundations.

The ECD-FWG does not solicit or accept applications for funding. Rather, it is a resource to its membership, supporting collaboration and knowledge sharing that improves the effectiveness of our philanthropy relating to young children.

Members of the Early Child Development Funders Working Group include: Atkinson Charitable Foundation, The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, The Lawson Foundation, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, The Muttart Foundation and Jimmy Pratt Foundation.