5. Most importantly: why?

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  • Research shows that 70% of all mental health issues begin in early childhood and that outcomes may improve dramatically with early intervention.
  • There are NO community services available to families with young children in the area, yet… Sainte-Geneviève is a vulnerable region of the West Island with 1 in 4 families living under the poverty line.
  • Family resource programming is currently offered in thousands of communities across Canada and engages over 400,000 families every year.
  • Research suggests that $1 invested in children aged 0-6 will save $7 in public health care costs later.