What We Do
The RMCCT is a standing sub-committee of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Community Network (CN) Committee.
The RMCCT is currently comprised of a collaborative group of professionals, service providers and community members who represent different areas of child development in Ridge Meadows and have ongoing contact with families with young children.
The RMCCT celebrates the amazing children (prenatal to 12) and families of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie communities. We envision a community that:
1. Promotes and respects diversity and the equal rights of all children to develop to their full potential;
2. Supports and invests in the future of all children and their families in an engaged and connected community;
3. Provides opportunities for the positive development and well-being of all children in our communities.
The Ridge Meadows Community Children's Table, in partnership with children (prenatal to 12), family and community, promotes opportunities and undertakes initiatives that support the health and well-being of children (prenatal to 12) of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie.
The Ridge Meadows Early Childhood Development Committee was formed in the summer of 2003, in response to the provincial Children’s First initiative. The committee was a subcommittee of the Community Network. Committee members included funders and local providers of health, education and social services for children aged 0-6 and their families.
The Ridge Meadows Middle Childhood Matters Standing Committee was formed in the summer of 2008, in response to the United Way of the Lower Mainland’s request to MRPMK Community Network to participate as part of 7 other communities that plan for and support the needs of children and youth ages 6 to 12. Committee members included funders and local providers of health, education and social services for children aged 6-12 and their families.
Historically both committee’s activities have focused on building local capacity to respond to the needs of children and families. Over 50 plus different projects have been undertaken through the work of the committee. These include projects to raise community and service provider awareness; reach out to marginalized families, research community needs and assets, create sustainability for the tables, provide training for parents and professionals, and create many different print and online resources for families. While conducting this work the committees created a structure for ongoing community based planning.
Where We Are Now
In the spring of 2016, both committees decided to merge into one committee and form the Ridge Meadows Children’s Community Table (RMCCT).
If you would like more information about RMCCT or are interested in attending our committee meetings please contact us.
To view our Strategic Plan in its entirety go click here.
To view our Terms of Reference click here.