Program Development


Our program development is guided by a strategic plan and a set of values and principles adopted by the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs. These principles were developed in consultation with programs across the country. College-Montrose Children’s Place (CMCP) participated in the creation of these principles.

CMCP programs are open to all families, recognizing that all families deserve support.

CMCP programs complement existing services, build networks and linkages, and advocate for policies, services and systems that support families’ abilities to raise healthy children.

  1. CMCP programs work in partnership with families and communities to meet expressed needs.
  2. CMCP programs focus on the promotion of wellness and use a prevention approach in their work.
  3. CMCP programs work to increase opportunities and to strengthen individuals, families and communities.
  4. CMCP programs operate from an ecological perspective that recognizes the interdependent nature of families’ lives.
  5. CMCP programs value and encourage mutual assistance and peer support.
  6. CMCP programs affirm parenting to be a life-long learning process.
  7. CMCP programs value the voluntary nature of participation in their services.
  8. CMCP programs promote relationships based on equality and respect for diversity.
  9. CMCP programs advocate non-violence to ensure safety and security for all family members.
  10. CMCP programs continually seek to improve their practice by reflecting on what they do and how they do it.