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Early Childhood Instrument (EDI): From Data to Action

February 1, 2013

Description: This one-day event provided an opportunity to share experiences and plans on how to optimize the dissemination and use of early childhood development data to promote change and action.

The objectives were:

  • To increase our knowledge of the related scope, limits and opportunities in order to enhance use of early childhood development data by a range of stakeholders: the general public, local groups and coalitions, advocates, regional, provincial and national decision-makers and the media
  • To share examples of effective use of early childhood indicators that led to action and change
  • To explore how early childhood indicators can be used in conjunction with other sources of data to mobilize stakeholders around planning (situational and needs analysis, priority-setting), implementation and action, as well as monitoring and evaluation

Presentations

EDI: Current Use in Canada and Australia (pdf)
Kerry McCuaig, Atkinson Centre, OISE/UT

KIDS COUNT: Lessons Learned and Possible Implications (pdf)
François Lagarde, Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation

The EDI During the Québec Enfants Pilot Project (pdf)
Lyse Brunet, Avenir d’enfants

Enquête sur la Maturité Scolaire - Four Years Later: Where Are We Now? (pdf)
Francine Trickey, Direction de la santé publique de Montréal

Quebec Joint Intervention Initiative for Early Childhood Development (pdf)
Dr. André Dontigny, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec

Linking EDI to Other Population-Based Data: The Manitoba Experience (pdf)
Marni Brownell, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

Economic Data and Informed Decision Making (pdf)
Dr. Alain Poirier, Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Former Assistant Deputy Minister of Public Health and Former Chief Public Health Officer of Quebec

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