In 2012, the Peel Children and Youth Initiative released Building Healthy Child Development: A Study of Parents in Peel examining how parents in Peel access services for their young children ages 0-12. The report profiles responses that came directly from a randomized and stratified sample of ordinary parents who may or may not be accessing the supports and services that are there for them. The data allows us to explore new and innovative ways of providing services in ways that are better aligned with the actual needs, interests and aspirations of the diverse and changing families who live across the Region of Peel. One way the research can be used is to make services “family friendly”. Graham Clyne, our Executive Director, discusses what the research tells us about better accommodating families in the services we work so hard to provide, in this short video blog.

Research to Action: Family Friendly Services in Peel