Toronto Child and Family Network

The Toronto Child & Family Network (TC&FN) brings together the many systems and leaders that affect the lives of children and families including: Education, Health, Children's Aid, Public Health, Mental Health, Special Needs, Child Care, Family Support, Library, Recreation, and major funders.

Collectively, the TC&FN works together to improve quality, access and seamless service pathways, so that all children and families in Toronto experience well-being. The network idea started in 1999 and progressed as part of the Best Start initiative. The TC&FN is excited to start 2017 with a transition from sector-based planning to cross-system integration work that will improve the shared outcomes detailed in Raising the Village.

ExpandVision, Mission, Mandate, Values, Age

The strategic planning process for the TC&FN is ongoing. The following are the current guiding statements:

VISION: All children & families in Toronto experience well-being.
MISSION: Mobilize the systems intersections that improve child & family well-being in Toronto.
MANDATE: A table where system leaders respond, advance and champion system integration with an aim of improving quality, access and seamless service pathways.

  • All services will be inclusive, culturally appropriate and reduce inequity.
  • The Network will engage in collaborative planning - striving for consensus.
  • When mobilizing system improvements the Network will work with the community sectors and with families affected by the systems.

AGE: The Network's target age group is prenatal-12 and their families; however there is no upper limit as long as the work includes the target age group.


Helping to improve outcomes for children and families

Raising the Village - logoWe all want the best for children and families. Learn more about our Raising the Village initiative which provides data, research and tools that can be used to support child & family outcomes.

Take some time to explore the site and find out how Toronto's children and families are doing.

Coming Soon

Working Table #1) Network Development & Strategic Planning

Working Table #2) Improving communication and resource sharing between the child and family systems

Working Table #3) Child & Family Services Professionals: Growth and Quality

Working Table #4) Equity Framework for System Planning