Who we are…..
The Altona and Area Family Resource Group (AAFRG) was formed in 1998. The original idea for this group came out of discussions at the Rhineland Interagency Team (RIAT) meetings. The need for a community based volunteer group, who would champion the cause of early childhood and family needs resulted in a community forum that gave rise to AAFRG.
Currently, we are a Board of 13 members with executive positions that include board co-chairs, a secretary, treasurer and 5 committee chairs. We follow a committee structure and a member of the Board is appointed to chair each committee. Each committee chair will meet with committee members to discuss issues and bring recommendations to the Board. The AAFRG also has an Advisory Committe made up of facilitators who provide programming for the centre. Currently there are 9 facilitators including a Coordinator.
Why do we think our work is important?
- research into early childhood is clear that the opportunities for establishing solid foundations for positive outcomes for our children are in the first five years of life.
- we want to support parents in learning about and applying the practices that will give their children the best start possible in those first years.