Teams are developed and operate primarily to achieve the following Network goal:
To work collaboratively to develop and implement effective services which meet the needs of children, youth and families.
The purposes of a Network Team is to promote and maintain:
- communication and information-sharing among members o service provision collaboration and coordination
- service provision planning, including identification of gaps and priorities
- communication and representation between the Team (members) and the Network's Coordinating Committee
- communication between members and their colleagues (group members, staff, board members)
Team structure and operation
- Network Teams, for example, the Parent/Child Resources Team, are subgroups of the general Network membership.
- Network Teams are formed based on the common service interests and related mandates of their members.
- Teams meet and communicate on a regular basis. Contact a Team representative for more information on that Team’s operation.
- Team members determine the Team’s priorities and activities.
- Network Team membership is based on individual service providers and the team's identification of relevant interests.
- Team membership is not dependent on active team participation.
- For the purposes of Team participation, members "represent" their program, service or agency.