We are proud to have the following organizations as members and as part of the ''Friends of NACY'' network.
List of Our Members
Agincourt Community Services Association
A non-profit, multi-service agency at the heart of Agincourt addressing needs and empowering children, youth, newcomers, homeless and underserved communities to build a better tomorrow.
BC Association of Family Resource Programs
A not-for-profit provincial organization dedicated to promoting and supporting community-based Family Resource Programs (FRPs). FRPs are parent/child (0-6) community hubs where families access support, opportunities for engagement, and community resources.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC)
The leading child and youth serving organization providing mentoring programs across the country. Providing support to more than 1000 Canadian communities, our over 128 local agencies offer the service that the organization was founded on: One-to-One Matching. Men and women (age 18 or older) give of their time to become a mentor to a young person who can greatly benefit from having an adult role model to look up to.
Boys and Girls Club of Canada (BGCC)
They are one of the largest youth-serving agencies in Canada. Our association of over 100 Clubs located in 700 community service locations across Canada are in neighbourhoods where they are most needed including, large city centres, remote rural communities and First Nations Reserves. A leading provider of quality after school and out-of-school programs to children and youth that support the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 200,000 young people and their families in Canada each year.
Provides relevant programs and services which are consistent with the 4-H philosophy and which serve to enhance the provincial 4-H programs. The Council organizes and coordinates national and international conferences, exchanges and scholarships which focus on citizenship, leadership development, career choices, technology transfer and other pressing issues being faced by today's communities and their young people.
Canadian Association of Community Living (CACL)
A national and international leader for inclusion – in sharing information, training leaders, fostering public dialogue, connecting people and opportunities, seeding innovation and supporting research.
Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada)
A national association providing leadership, consultation and resources to family resource programs and related services. Its mission is to provide leadership to advance social policy, research, resource development and training for those who enhance the capacity of families to raise their children. Website provides links to its national directory, projects, position papers, and other publications. Content available in French.
Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW)
Provides a national leadership role in strengthening and advancing the social work profession in Canada.
Canadian Foster Family Association
A national organization mandated to speak as a collective voice for foster families throughout the country. Its primary goal is to enhance the quality of care provided to children in Canada.
Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)
A national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada with links to the international public health community. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all Canadians.
Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF)
Committed to best practice in early childhood education, their tools include research, knowledge dissemination and the creation and nurturing of active networks.
Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)
A national association of paediatricians, committed to working together to advance the health of children and youth by nurturing excellence in health care, advocacy, education, research and support of its membership.
Canadian Red Cross
Their mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. In 2007 a Youth Engagement Strategy was developed and proposed activities to create fun, inclusive and healthy environments that promote, support and encourage youth as global citizens and leaders in the Red Cross and their communities.
Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF)
Founded in 1920, the CTF is a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations that represent nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada.
Canadian Women's Foundation
They invest in the power of women and the dreams of girls. The Canadian Women's Foundation raises money to research, fund and share the best approaches to ending violence against women, moving low-income women out of poverty and building strong, resilient girls.
Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) Network
The CYCC Network is a knowledge mobilization network that was created to improve mental health and well-being for vulnerable and at-risk children and youth in Canada. It promotes the use of research, best and promising practices, and local knowledge in mental health programming for vulnerable and at-risk young people.
Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO)
Represents and supports the providers of child and youth mental health treatment services throughout Ontario. Their core membership consists of more than 80 community-based children's mental health centres that serve some 150,000 children and families annually.
Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC)
The voice for child welfare issues across Canada. Established in 1994, CWLC is a membership-based national organization dedicated to promoting the well-being and protection of vulnerable young people. CWLC plays a significant role in promoting best practices among those in the field of child welfare, child rights, children and youth mental health and youth justice.
City of Surrey
Includes information about the city government, economic development and city services, including an entire section for Youth, which includes things to do, ways to get involved and stay informed, resources and events.
Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC
A voluntary organization of interested citizens - parents, child care providers, community organizations, and unions - who promote and support quality community-based child care services that benefit children, families and the public and in the best interest of society.
Early Childhood Development Support Services (ECDSS)
Dedicated to the advancement and professional training of all staff who work within Early Intervention focused programs. They continue to develop new and improve existing professional development to address the needs of workers in Edmonton, Alberta.
Girls Action Foundation
A national charitable organization that leads and seeds girls’ programs across Canada. They build girls’ and young women’s skills and confidence and inspire action to change the world.
Girl Guides of Canada
The organization of choice for girls and women, makes a positive difference in the life of every girl and woman who experiences guiding so she can contribute responsibility to her communities.
Health Nexus Santé
For over 25 years they have been enabling communities to promote health in Ontario and beyond. They do this by assisting organizations and individuals, at little or no cost, to develop and implement prevention and health promotion strategies that aim to enhance well-being and reduce demand on the health care and social service systems.
HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development
Nationally recognized leader in the field of community youth development. Heartwood draws on over 25 years of experiences in youth development, organizational development and community youth development research. HeartWood celebrated its 25th anniversary in September 2013.
Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)
A collaborative, interdisciplinary research network based at the University of BC. HELP's unique partnership brings together many scientific viewpoints to address complex early child development (ECD) issues. HELP connects researchers and practitioners from communities and institutions from across BC, Canada, and internationally.
A leader in anti-bullying and anti-discrimination programming that is recognized throughout the continent for their work with youth groups and organizations.
Kids Help Phone
Mandated to improve the well-being of children and youth in Canada by providing them anonymous and confidential professional counseling, referrals, and information through technologically-based communications media.
The Laidlaw Foundation promotes positive youth development through inclusive youth engagement in the arts, environment and in community. Laidlaw Foundation invests in innovative ideas, convenes interested parties, shares its learning and advocates for change in support of young people becoming healthy, creative and fully engaged citizens.
Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights
As a leader in the discussion on children's rights, the Centre has facilitated the development of initiatives and projects dedicated to the advancement and betterment of the lives of children. With this is mind, the updated Landon Pearson Resource Centre will act as a gateway for the engagement of people of all ages, who share the common love for children's rights.
The Muttart Foundation
The Muttart Foundation was incorporated as a private charitable foundation in 1953 by Merrill Muttart and Gladys Muttart. The Foundation continues to support the work of the charitable sector in Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as at a national level. Through its own charitable activities and its funding programs the Foundation works with other funders and charitable organizations to improve the early education and care of young children and to strengthen the charitable sector.
Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (Newfoundland & Labrador)
An independent office of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador, which has the authority to represent the rights, interests and viewpoints of children and youth who are entitled to receive services and access programs provided by the government of that province.
A national network of Canadian researchers, non-governmental organizations and governments committed to stop bullying.
Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC)
A national non-profit association with more than 60 years experience in organizing educational visits and exchanges for students of all ages.
Today's Family Early Learning and Child Care
A nonprofit, charitable agency serving more than 4000 children (and their parents and caregivers) in Hamilton, Burlington and surrounding areas. They offer a wide range of early learning and child care programs as well as parental support programs to help you and your child every step of the way.
One of the world’s best recognized charities and a leading advocate for children, helping to build a world where the rights of every child are realized. Unique among world organizations and among those working with the young, UNICEF has the global authority to influence decision-makers and the grassroots partnerships to turn innovative, life-saving ideas into reality.
United Way Centraide Canada
United Ways – Centraides work locally to change living conditions for the better. The issues they face may vary, but the values and purpose that drive them are the same: to strengthen their communities and improve quality of life for Canadians. Next to governments, the UW-C Movement is the largest funder of the voluntary sector and social services in Canada.
United Way of Lower Mainland
Working to prevent social problems in the Lower Mainland for 80 years. Working with 160 community partners, they fund about 500 programs each year to create a better future for children and seniors. Their key priority areas include: poverty, bullying, and social isolation.
Vanier Institute of the Family
Creates awareness of, and to provide leadership on, the importance and strengths of families in Canada and the challenges they face in their structural, demographic, economic, cultural and social diversity.
Wolseley Family Place
A welcoming centre where families with small children can access support staff and other parents on family-related issues.
A nonprofit organization specializing in youth-led methods for non-violent conflict resolution. YOUCAN is driven by youth and community volunteers and they are the key to YOUCAN's success. YOUCAN is run by young people, from our youth board of directors from across Canada, to our volunteer youth teams.
Young Naturalists' Club (YNC) of BC
YNC is an exciting nature discovery and environmental action program that invites young people ages 5 - 14 years to discover nearby nature on explorer days with local experts, learn about native wildlife and plants in NatureWILD magazine and take part in environmental actions to protect their habitat with the Action Awards program. The YNC is a registered charity, powered by passionate volunteers, members and donor.
The YMCA was established over 150 years ago as a charity dedicated to the health of both individuals and communities. Their focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means they serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. Through YMCA financial assistance programs, the YMCA is accessible to all. Today, there are 45 YMCAs and 8 YMCA-YWCAs in Canada that offer programs and services tailored to each community's needs. Together, they serve 1.98 million people in more than 250 communities across Canada - and they keep growing. All Associations are members of YMCA Canada, which works to strengthen associations and advocates on their behalf, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Yukon Child Care Association
The Association became a society in 1974 with the following objectives: (1) Public relations and public education about child care, (2) Establishment of regulations for maintenance and operation of child care facilities, (3) Programming and staff qualifications, (4) Arranging inspection and enforcement of regulations, (5) Training staff, and (6) Acquiring and distributing funds to child care facilities.
The country’s oldest largest women's multi-service organization. YWCA is the largest national provider of shelter to women, serving 25,000 women, children and teen girls including 6,000 fleeing domestic violence each year. They are the largest provider of literacy, life skills, employment and counseling programs in the country, and the second largest provider of childcare services.
Friends of NACYLarry Gemmel