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CYC Working Tables in The Abbotsford Community

Within the Child and Youth Committee are working tables and committees. The CYC is what knits us together, helping us as a community and committee increase our capacity to reach our vison, healthy children, youth, and families living successful lives.

These action tables have contributed significantly to the community and to our goals. The tables / sub-committees are formed as needed, conclude with projects are completed or are updated as required.

Want to be involved or learn more about a CYC working committee or table, please contact cyc@archway.ca


Abbotsford's families and children 0 to 6 are healthy, safe and secure, successful learners, and socially engaged and responsible.


The AECC is a catalyst for building family and community capacity in strengthening the health and well-being of children.

The Abbotsford Early Years Centre, located in the Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre adjacent to Abbotsford Senior Secondary, is a one-stop location for parents to find out information about learning, health and family services - including: childcare, parenting, child development, referrals for social supports, special needs services, early intervention therapies, and public health services.

The Abbotsford Early Years community is made up of a wide variety of community partners dedicated to supporting families with young children.

The four subcommittees are:

  1. Parent and Professional Education/Training
  2. Basic Needs
  3. Kindergarten Readiness
  4. Communication/Branding/Messaging

For more information please contact abbyearlyyears@gmail.com

Vision: A community where all families with youth in their middle years know about and can access close-to-home, developmentally-appropriate opportunities that help to stimulate curiosity, generosity, social skills, physical activity, cultural sharing and an overall sense of belonging.

Mission: To identify possible gaps in opportunities for middle years youth within neighbourhoods across Abbotsford; to vet these areas of concern with families in those neighbourhoods; to convene relevant stakeholders to collaboratively address these gaps; and to support collaborative, front-line knowledge exchange and capacity building activities relevant to working with middle years youth.

Please contact Andrea Sent for more information at Andrea.Senft@abbyschools.ca

The Youth Table exists to bring together youth workers from across the city to share resources, ideas and concerns. The Abbotsford Youth Commission has hosted the Youth Table for more than 20 years. In the past, the meeting was most commonly known as ‘Networkers’ which was the shortened name for the Youth Workers Networking Meeting. The Youth Table has been successful in bringing people and agencies from across Abbotsford together and uniting them with the common goal of improving the lives of our youth.

The Youth Table meets the second Wednesday of the month: 8:45 for coffee and networking and the meeting runs from 9:00 – 10:30. We do not meeting in July and August. Everyone is welcome to join and there is no rsvp needed. To sign up for meeting notices and other youth relevant updates please contact info@abbyyouth.com

The Abbotsford Special Needs Advisory Committee (SNAC) was formed in 2010, with the mission of providing a forum for information sharing and representation of the best interests of Abbotsford children and youth with special needs and their families.

Committee meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of September, November, January, March, May and July, from 10am – 12pm at various locations in the community. Each committee meeting features a presentation from local service providers, as well as updates on various events and projects that are happening in the community. Dorothy Gazzola is the Chairperson.

Check out the Special Needs Advisory Committee Facebook page for more information.

The Abbotsford Community of Practice table is currently focused on Trauma informed Practice.

Each month a different video is shown highlighting the affects of early childhood trauma, brain development and trauma informed practice. After the video there is group discussion on how to implement our learning into our work with clients. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month from 9-11am at Xyolhmeylh Child & Family Services on 106 - 2276 Clearbrook Rd.

For more information contact Kim at kim.hetherington@gov.bc.ca

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