Success By 6 2017-12-05T22:25:13+00:00

Success By 6 works to ensure that children have what they need to be successful by the time they start school: socially, emotionally and physically.

What is Success By 6?

Success By 6 believes it takes a community to raise a child!

This includes governments, businesses, community agencies, labour, health, education, Aboriginal communities, immigrant communities, providers of early childhood services, municipal leaders and others. Success By 6 recognizes the unique needs of Aboriginal children and families in BC with respect to their history, culture and traditions and is committed to working with Aboriginal communities on Aboriginal-identified priorities.

Success By 6 BC is a partnership 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 partnership is supported by a Provincial Manager and governed by the Early Childhood Development Provincial Partnership.  The United Way of the Lower Mainland acts as the managing partner.

 Aboriginal Early Childhood Community Development

Success By 6 believes in the importance of building long-term relationships with First Nations communities, Metis organizations and urban Aboriginal agencies in BC.  To learn more check out our video or visit our website.

Our Local Success By 6

Success By 6 in both the Central and South Okanagan regions continue to build capacity, strengthen collaboration, and increase public awareness around the importance of Early Child Development. The work of Success by 6 is guided by local stakeholders from our communities including health, education, community services, child care, business, recreation, municipalities and many others. Together the partners develop plans and support initiatives to improve the lives young children and their families.

In addition, Success By 6 has been a leader in committing to Aboriginal Engagement and formally recognized the important work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. In our region we have supported our Aboriginal communities in the pursuit of self-determination and healing through culture, language, and traditions.

Who We Are

Find out more about the Success by 6 initiative in this fun and informative video or visit our website.

SuperSAVER for Families

Now all B.C. kids born in 2006 or later can get the provincial B.C. Training & Education Savings Grant at age 6, 7 or 8. Over 250,000 kids in B.C. also may be able to access money for their post-secondary education savings through the federal government’s Canada Learning Bond.

Yes, it’s FREE MONEY for families to get savings started, even when they have no money of their own to contribute.

You only need to set up an Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) account to apply for and receive the money. Without an RESP, kids miss out on the federal and provincial education savings incentives they are entitled to receive from the government.

Don’t forget, you’re also helping us raise funds for your local Success By 6! SmartSAVER tracks all applications by location and donates $25 back to the local Success By 6 initiative in that region.

 Visit the website for more info.

An opportunity to support Success By 6 in your region and get free money for RESPs!

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the program coordinator for your area.

Central Okanagan

  • Serves communities from Lake Country in the North to Peachland in the South
  • Regional Coordinator: Amanda Turner, United Way CSO
  • call 250-860-2356 or send an email

South Okanagan

  • Serves communities from Summerland in the North to Osoyoos in the South
  • Regional Coordinator: Patricia Tribe, Penticton and District Community Resource Society
  • call 250-328-3043 or email patricia.tribe@gmail.com

Additional Information

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November 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

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