Early Years Survey

New Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres

The Ontario Ministry of Education is transforming the way services for children 0 to 6 years are delivered in the province. In 2018, all child and family programs funded by the Province will become part of one unified system of services and supports for children ages 0 to 6 and their families.

These will be called Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres (OEYCFCs).

The new centres will offer programs and services for children ages 0 to 6 and their caregivers, including free playgroups, information and supportive workshops for parents, and referrals to specialized services.

We want to ensure that OEYCFCs meet the needs of the children and families living in Hastings County. To do this, we need to hear from you!

If you are a parent or caregiver of children age 6 or under AND live in Hastings County, you can help us by completing this short survey by April 13th, 2017 for your chance to win 1 of 6 $50 grocery cards for a grocery store of your choice!


Complete the survey for your chance to win HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OEYCFCParentSurvey


You can expect the survey to take you between 5-10 minutes to complete.  All information that you provide through your participation in this study will be kept confidential.

Thank you for your participation!

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To help us meet these objectives, Hastings County is conducting an extensive local needs assessment and community consultation process, with the support and guidance of a local early years advisory group.  To get involved, please contact Sheleena Forfar, Community Planner at 613-966-1311 ext 2285 or forfars@hastingscounty.com

To learn more about Ontario’s plan for OEYCFCs, visit the Ontario Ministry of Education website at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca