Success By 6

Success By 6

April 03, 2006 12:00 ET

Media Release: $800,000 Success By 6 Investment to Expand Early Childhood Support Throughout Lower Mainland

LOWER MAINLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 3, 2006) - Twenty three agencies supporting children and families throughout the Lower Mainland are receiving a total $800,000 to expand access to early childhood services.

The new funding is allocated through Success By 6 Lower Mainland.

Monday, April 10 marks the launch of the Success By 6 Spring Campaign (April 10 to May 7) to raise awareness and much-needed funds to help early childhood programs throughout the Lower Mainland. Through increasing awareness and raising funds, Success By 6 is dedicated to helping agencies to provide services more frequently, for longer hours and with greater capacity.

Said Michael McKnight, President and CEO, United Way of the Lower Mainland, "United Way believes in building a healthy caring and inclusive community. By supporting Success By 6 and other early childhood development programs, we're committed to significantly reducing the number of vulnerable children in the Lower Mainland."

Success By 6 in BC is a joint initiative of United Ways, Credit Unions, the provincial government through the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and community leaders. The program is dedicated to ensuring that children ages 0 to 6 have access to programs that support their healthy growth and development. Success By 6 builds community through engaging citizens in early childhood development and funding programs that include literacy, nutrition, children's play, parenting and family skills development. For more information, visit www.successby6bc.ca.

Contact Information

  • United Way of the Lower Mainland Media Relations
    Michael Becker
    (604) 268-1333
    www.successby6bc.ca