The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation is a member of the Early Child Development Funders Working Group (ECD-FWG). The ECD-FWG is many things: a cross-Canada learning network; a deeply shared commitment to children; a link among eight very diverse foundations.  Its goal is simple—the availability of quality, publicly-funded, early childhood education for every preschool child.

The ECD-FWG does not solicit or accept applications for funding. Rather, it is a resource to its membership, supporting collaboration and knowledge sharing that improves the effectiveness of our philanthropy relating to young children. The ECD-FWG’s major projects to date have been a shared investment in the creation and promotion of Early Years Study 3, and a recently published Open Letter, with much more to come.

Benefits of ECE Infographic Sept 2015

Members of the Early Child Development Funders Working Group include:

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