Summit is for groups and organizations that provide programs for children to work collaboratively

The Canby Kiwanis Club is planning to hold the first Canby Children's Summit on Jan. 23. Organizations and groups that provide service or programs for children are invited to the summit to work collaboratively to accomplish several goals.

Among these goals are developing a catalog featuring organizations that provide service or programs for Canby children.

Another goal is to network with participating organizations to coordinate efforts, reduce individual costs and maximize service to Canby kids.

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The third goal will be to develop a survey of Canby kids to discover areas in need of more attention. The group will use the survey data to conduct an analysis that will identify children's needs that currently aren't being met and help participating organizations establish targets for new programs.

During a meeting earlier this fall designed to improve business downtown, parents especially asked for activities to keep children in healthy and fun activities.

These types of activities would be for all children from toddlers to middle- and high-schoolers. They should not be just for vacations, but provide activities for evenings and weekends.

The Summit has received backing and support from Canby School District and the city's Mayor Brian Hodson.

It's important to RSVP via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and all participating organizations are asked to fill out the brief questionnaire at

Those with questions are asked to call Tony Crawford at 503-989-3091.

The Summit will be held in the Ackerman School library, 350 SE 13th Ave. from 2-4 p.m.

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