September 18, 2009
Joining the Early Childhood Development Working Group
The Jimmy Pratt Foundation became a member of the Early Child Development Funders Working Group (ECD-FWG). The ECD-FWG is many things: a cross-Canada learning network; a deeply shared commitment to children; a link among eight diverse foundations. Its goal is simple — the availability of quality, publicly funded, early childhood education for every child from the age of two.
The ECD-FWG does not solicit or accept applications for funding. Rather, it is a resource to its membership, supporting collaboration and knowledge sharing that improves the effectiveness of our philanthropy relating to young children. The ECD-FWG’s major project to date has been a shared investment in the creation and promotion of Early Years Study 3, with much more to come.
Members of the Early Child Development Funders Working Group include:
• The Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation
• Atkinson Charitable Foundation
• Fondation Lucie & André Chagnon
• Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
• Lawson Foundation
• The J W McConnell Family Foundation
• Muttart Foundation