United Way Avenues of Change Initiative

Children thrive when their neighbourhoods thrive.

There are many ways to get involved:

United Way Avenues of Change (UWAOC) is a bold, five-year early childhood initiative that is bringing the community of Coquitlam River together to help children age 0-6 reach their full potential. If you are a parent with a child in this age range, or if you are a resident keen on making a difference in your neighbourhood, this initiative is for you!

Join Us for Kitchen Table Conversations
Tell us what challenges you are facing as a parent with a young child by participating in monthly kitchen table conversations.

Participate in Community Gatherings
UWAOC hosts fun monthly gatherings to help you meet fellow parents and neighbours in Coquitlam River.

Become a Coquitlam River Champion
Passionate about ensuring your neighbourhood is clean, safe, and child- and family-friendly?

Volunteer to be a Civic Engagement & Advocacy Champion.

Want to help strengthen community connections in your neighbourhood? Volunteer to be a Neighbourhood Connector.

Interested in fostering a culture of parents supporting parents? Learn about the different services available to support young kids and families – and share this info with other parents. Volunteer to be a Parent Connector.

Four further information, please visit the Avenues of Change website:


United Way Child Care Survey:

We invite you to complete our TriCities Child Care Survey on line between March 2-29, 2017. Please go to this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tricities_childcare.

Please download the UWOC-Childcare Survey Flyer here.

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