Municipality of the County of Inverness

Municipality to Host Regional Early Years Coalition Gathering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13th, 2019

Municipality to Host Regional Early Years Coalition Gathering

PORT HOOD, N.S. – The Municipality of the County of Inverness, in partnership with Raising the Villages – Mawiomi w’jit Mijuwajijk, will be hosting a gathering on Wednesday, June, 19th 2019 at 6:30pm in Municipal Council Chambers in Port Hood for all those who support early childhood across Victoria and Inverness Counties, the Town of Port Hawkesbury, and Wagmatcook and We’koqma’q First Nations. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Raising the Villages – Mawiomi w’jit Mijuwajijk was formed in 2017 as a response to the One NS Coalition’s 2015 report, recognizing the early years ‘Starting Strong’as the number one priority for the province to act on to improve collective health and prosperity. The Municipality of the County of Inverness and Raising the Villages are therefore inviting all who are involved in the healthy development of children, such as family doctors, pre-natal support workers/doulas, midwives, Early Childhood Educators, Early Interventionists, Speech and Language Pathologists and Therapists, and teachers, to join this Regional Early Years Coalition and to discuss the current state of early years support in the area, from pre-natal support onwards to school entry.

The Municipality of the County of Inverness District 3 Councillor, Jim Mustard, has been involved in the Raising the Villages’ movement since its inception and will be present at the upcoming gathering. “What does the One Nova Scotia report mean for children here in western Cape Breton? What’s working, what’s not, and what more is needed?” he asks. Councillor Mustard says the meeting will allow those present to collectively look at what is needed for the future of early childhood support services.

For more information regarding the Regional Early Years Coalition gathering or Raising the Villages, please visit www.raisingthevillages.webs.com or contact Councillor Mustard at 902-295-0974, or by email at jim.mustard@invernesscounty.ca.

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Media Contact:
Karolyn Aucoin
Communications and Community Engagement Specialist / Spécialiste en communications et engagement communautaire
Municipality of the County of Inverness / Municipalité du Comté d’Inverness
375 Main Street, Port Hood, NS B0E 2W0
Ph: 902.787.3519
karolyn.aucoin@invernesscounty.ca

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