Success By 6 is about building relationships and partnerships to support children and families in communities, it is not a program or service, it is a community development initiative.

Building on the strength of the Aboriginal community partners and the Aboriginal Engagement strategy, Success By 6 has dedicated $1 million dollars for the Aboriginal ECD funding stream.  Each initiative, in consultation with area Aboriginal communities, determines where and how the funds will be used; therefore, how Aboriginal community agencies can access the dollars varies and depends on the initiative.

The underlying approach for use of the funds is to promote greater collaboration across sectors, across cultures and across communities. In some areas,initiatives have invested the Aboriginal ECD funding to create Aboriginal coordinator positions or to support Aboriginal ECD tables; in other areas, there is a call for proposals.

First Nations communities, Metis organizations and urban Aboriginal agencies should contact their local Success by 6 coordinator for information about the Aboriginal ECD funding stream and how to be involved with the local Success By 6 initiative.

“Success By 6 & Aboriginal Early Childhood Community Development”. This video showcases an example of how Success By 6 supports Aboriginal Early Years Community Development – this work is guided by our Aboriginal Engagement Strategy and Framework and aligns with the Success By 6 Commitments to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action. The video shares the story of how theXa’Xtsa First Nation is addressing the needs of families and children in their community, and the role of Success By 6 in bringing partners together to support the community’s vision.