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The Ridge Meadows Child Snapshot was created by the North Fraser Early Years team at the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Census 2016 data was used, along with data from the Human Early Learning Partnership and local data from the Child Care Resource and Referral Program at Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Community Services. This report was released in January of 2020.

First Call Child Poverty Report Card 2019


Middle Development Instrument


Early Development Instrument


Ridge Meadows Child Snapshot 2020


The EDI is a population-level research tool. This means it measures developmental change or trends in populations of children.


Communities, schools, and governments use the EDI data, along with associated maps and reports, to inform their work. Learning how children are currently faring across the province means that communities, schools and governments are able to tailor supports and services for families and young children where and when they are needed.


First Call’s 23rd Annual Child Poverty Report Card  was released on January 14, 2020.

All BC children and youth should have the same opportunities to grow up healthy and achieve their full potential, without the extra challenges created by experiencing poverty.

For twenty-three years, First Call’s Annual Child Poverty Report Card has been a valuable tool for advocacy on a range of child poverty-related issues.

The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report questionnaire that asks children in Grade 4 and Grade 7 about their thoughts, feelings and experiences in school and in the community. The MDI is not an assessment for individual children. Instead, it is a unique and comprehensive population based measure that helps us gain a deeper understanding of children’s health and well-being during middle childhood. Results from the MDI are used to understand the factors that promote children’s social-emotional health and well-being. In addition, the MDI is being used to inform policy and practice and support collaboration across education, health and community sectors.


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