Intercultural Child & Family Centre
The Intercultural Child and Family Centre (ICFC), founded by a group of Eritrean and Ethopian mothers with the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative, opened on February 1, 2010, in one room at McCauley School. It soon grew to accommodate up to sixty-three children in three classrooms. On September 13, 2011, it was registered as a non-profit company under the name Intercultural Daycare. The name was changed to Intercultural Child and Family Centre on July 23, 2014. The organization is a registered charity.
ICFC's purpose is three-fold: to nurture children, support families, and build community. It is considered to be a model care centre and is required to meet certain standards with respect to family support and professional opportunities for educators. In 2017, ICFC was designated as one of twenty-two Early Learning and Care Centres in Alberta to offer care for $25 a day. As part of this initiative, ICFC has increased in size to eighty-three spaces.
Also in 2017, ICFC contracted to operate a second site in the Singhmar Centre for Learning at NorQuest College.
The Finance Committee:
- Prepares and monitors the overall budget
- Oversees the financial functioning of the organization
- Prepares reports for the Board's monthly meetings
- Keeps financial reports on file
- Oversees the annual independent audit
- Ensures that all necessary financial reports are filed