VANCOUVER, Dec. 1 – Research shows that healthy starts in the early years lead to bright futures. This is something that credit unions in BC recognize and actively support.
Every year BC credit unions contribute 25 cents per member to the Success By 6 initiative, a unique partnership between United Ways of BC, Credit Unions of BC and the Ministry of Children and Family Development. This early childhood initiative is dedicated to providing all children in BC with a good start in life.
To thank and recognize credit unions for their support, a video has been created. This informative and creative video will be officially launched on December 1, Canada’s Giving Tuesday.
The video provides an overview of the unique Success By 6 Provincial Partnership in British Columbia, highlights the co-operative work being accomplished in communities across the province, and recognizes credit unions and their members for their continued support of the initiative over the past 12 years.
“In 2003, a remarkable partnership was born: leaders from United Way, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and Credit Unions of BC came together with a vision to improve the lives of children across BC. The resulting initiative – Success By 6 – has benefited thousands of children in our province,” said Michael McKnight, Chair of the Early Childhood Development Provincial Partnership and President & CEO of United Way of the Lower Mainland. “It’s a powerful example of what is possible when people work together.”
“Credit unions across BC are happy to support this important initiative every year as one of the many ways they help their communities become strong and healthy,” said Kam Raman, Vice President, Member Relations and Trade Services, Central 1 Credit Union. “There are more than 1.9 million BC residents – one in three – who support Success By 6 as credit union members and help young children thrive.”
Contacts for further information:
United Way of the Lower Mainland
Office: 604.294.8929, ext. 2233
Media Relations Manager
Central 1 Credit Union
Office: 1.800.661.6813 ext. 8534
About Success By 6 BC
Success By 6 in BC is a unique, joint initiative of United Ways, Credit Unions of BC, the BC Government through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), and Aboriginal and community leaders. The initiative is dedicated to ensuring that children ages 0 to 6 have access to resources and programs that support their healthy growth and development.
Success By 6 builds child- and family-friendly communities through engaging citizens and funding partners that focus on literacy, nutrition, children’s play, parenting, family skills development and much more. To learn more, visit: http://www.successby6bc.ca/.
Highlights from the video include:
The goals of Success By 6 in British Columbia are to: