The Delta Child and Youth Committee (CYC) held a well-attended information fair at Harris Barn in Ladner last month.
Elected officials including Delta MP Carla Qualtrough, Delta South MLA Ian Paton, Delta councillors Dan Copeland, Dylan Kruger, school board trustees Val Windsor and Jessie Dosanjh, and board chair Laura Dixon. Also present were staff from community agencies and Delta police.
Attendees were educated about the vital support provided to children and families in Delta by members of the CYC. The CYC committee began meeting in the 1980’s and is comprised of non-profit, government and community agencies and organizations that work to improve the lives of children, youth and families in Delta. By meeting regularly, members are able to avoid duplication of services, improve referrals, identify emerging needs within the community, and collaborate to ensure Delta receives its fair share of provincial and federal funds for children, youth, and families.
“We can continue to address the changing needs in our community because of the local organizations that have pledged financial and in-kind supports,” said steering committee chair Renie D’Aquila. This recent development ensures that the CYC is fully funded to continue operating in Delta next year.”
The CYC extends special thanks to the City of Delta, the Delta School District, the Delta Agricultural Society, Deltassist, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC, Reach Child and Youth Development Society, the Delta Division of Family Practice, and the Ministry of Children and Family Development for contributing.
The breadth of this list is evidence of the CYC’s importance to Delta.