An Alberta Approach to Early Childhood Development: Building a Culture of Innovation

Robyn Blackadar, Sheryl Fricke, Michelle Gagnon

Brain Architecture, Social Policy, Service Delivery

October 2013

Sheryl Fricke (Executive Director from the Government of Alberta) reflects on how the province has become ripe to join the Frontiers of Innovation in early childhood development, and shares government strategies that ensure rapid results for Alberta's children. Robyn Blackador (President and CEO of the Alberta Centre for Child, Community and Community Outreach) expands upon their emerging research and innovation strategy, and Michelle Gagnon, PhD (Vice President, Palix Foundation) outlines next steps for the Innovation Platform in Alberta. Together they promise to create a thriving ecology of innovation.

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