Service providers who work within Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie have a long history of working together for the betterment of those who live, work and play in these communities. The formal history of these services coming together at a working table began in the early 1990’s with the BC Government dissolution of the Child & Youth Committee Planning Tables. This community decided the format of coming together to look at gaps in services and how to fill those gaps was too important to forgo.
With the support of the United Way and the commitment of many not for profit agencies; Ministries of Child, Youth & Family; Health; RCMP; Ridge Meadows Parks & Leisure Services; Social Planning Advisory Committee; Maple Ridge Council and School District 42 this community developed the Child Youth and Family Network (CYFN). The CYFN Table provided the opportunity of community-wide planning, development of community solutions and collaboration.
The CYFN has now evolved to have more involvement from community members and has become the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows and Katzie Community Network (CN). The CN supports and encourages opportunities for community members to increase their capacity to improve their quality of life. This work is accomplished by using a broad community focus with a planned, proactive, preventive, integrated approach to providing services.
The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Katzie Community Network (CN) today is an umbrella organization comprised of approximately 200 members and 80 organizations committed to the overall success of our community. View member list »