The British Columbia Healthy Child Development Alliance (the Alliance) is a cross-sectoral coalition of health, social, education, research and community organizations that shares a common interest in supporting healthy development of all children in BC.
The Alliance grew out of the 2004 Healthy Child BC Forum. With a membership of over 40 organizations, the Alliance provides leadership in, and is a resource to, the development and implementation of policies, strategies and preferred practices that support healthy child development. Child Health BC provides the secretariat for the Alliance.
The BC Healthy Child Development Alliance has worked on several initiatives contributing to the social and emotional development for infants and toddlers as well as professional development and training. In addition, the alliance aims to raise public awareness and leads the development of a comprehensive, coordinated approach to healthy eating and physical activity in early years settings.