THRIVE Child Development Centre



The Family Advisory Committee (FAC) was created in 1998 to ensure that THRIVE services are created and maintained with a family voice at its heart. Our FAC is a group of committed and engaged family members who come together on a bi-monthly basis to learn about THRIVE services, provide input, and plan events and opportunities for all of THRIVE's families across Algoma.


To provide a formal method of ensuring that relevant information of established services and new directions is communicated between families, leadership, the Board, and our community in a consistent, timely manner.


  • To provide input to the Board of Directors to ensure evaluations occur on aspects of care for all THRIVE families.
  • To provide feedback on how requests for family input can be obtained in a meaningful way.
  • To request and plan family education programs which reflect family needs.
  • To facilitate the distribution of information to families on programs and/or services.   
  • To enhance public awareness and acceptance of all children, to encourage positive and welcoming community attitudes and policies that facilitate inclusion.
  • To facilitate the development and enhancement of access to information, support, and educational resources which help clients and their families become better advocates.


We are always looking for new members. If you have any questions or wish to join the Family Advisory Committee, please contact Ellie McGoldrick, at 705-759-1131 Ext. 255, Taylor Hayward-Murray at 705-759-1131 Ext. 516 or by email to referencing “FAC” in the subject line.

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