The ECD FWG has come together for the first time with an Open Letter to urge Canada's politicians to recognize that ECEC is a must-have element in building a more prosperous country and to invest in quality early childhood education and care for all children across 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.
Our goal is simple — the availability of quality, publicly-funded, early childhood education and care for every preschool child.
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. The ECD-FWG's major project to date has been a shared investment in the creation and promotion of Early Years Study 3, the Early Childhood Education Reports 2014 and 2017 and ECinCanada.
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.