The Tri-Cities Middle Childhood Matters (MCM) is a community development committee comprising of over 30 agencies serving children, aged 6-12 years, and their parents in the Tri-Cities. Details on our members can be viewed on the Committee Members Page.
The Tri-Cities MCM is one of several committee groups in the Lower Mainland that is funded through the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Other communities include North Shore, Vancouver, Richmond, Delta, Burnaby, New Westminister, Surrey, Langley, and Ridge Meadows.
The work of the Tri-Cities MCM is supported by a part-time coordinator, Angelo Lam. He can be reached by clicking here or by phone at 604-562-1182.
What is community development?
"Community development seeks to empower individuals and groups of people by providing these groups with the skills they need to effect change in their own communities. These skills are often concentrated around building political power through the formation of large social groups working for a common agenda." (Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_development).
We seek to do this by finding out from residents and community members what is working well and what is lacking in the Tri-Cities and coming together to plan ways to remove the barriers that make interacting with/in the community difficult.
You may search our site for community resources or browse our community services channel.