The child and family sector in Toronto is committed to building a more integrated service system that works seamlessly for families in their communities and better supports shared outcomes. To support this commitment, the Toronto Child and Family Network is developing a strategy to strengthen the role of local planning tables in:
- creating a seamless experience in the service system for children and families;
- coordinating efforts to plan and deliver services more effectively at the local level;
- and maximizing our impact through collaboration and integration.
Strengthening local and community planning is a key strategy of the Toronto Child and Family Network that fits within a broader, system-wide collective planning process for the child and family service sector. Physical and/or virtual hubs that can offer one-stop, seamless services for children (prenatal to 12) and their families in a way that reflects the unique needs of the neighbourhood. In order to maximize the effectiveness of local efforts around child and family service planning and delivery, our sector needs to set a common understanding of how it should work and offer suitable tools and support to expand our reach. Without a common approach, we risk more fragmented and siloed service planning and delivery.