The C5 is a collaborative partnership of five leading Edmonton agencies including Terra Centre, Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, Boyle Street Community Services, Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers and Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre. We give a voice to the 30,000 people we collectively serve.
We work differently by pooling our resources and building broader partnerships to support families who are often overwhelmed by the system. Our frontline workers effectively connect families in crisis to the resources they need so that:
Their children avoid being taken into care
The family is supported in becoming healthier
The C5 Partners:
The C5 gives a voice to over 30,000 Edmontonians. Between us we support and empower:
Some of the most economically, socially and culturally excluded and marginalized children, youth and adults in our inner city
Indigenous individuals and families
Newcomers, immigrants and refugees
Children and their families living in vulnerable situations
Collective Action in the Community
Together with partners we’re working to overcome barriers in the system using our experience in service delivery. That means collaborating on specific initiatives where collective action achieves stronger outcomes for families and communities – initiatives such as Ubuntu.
Changing the System
As a knowledgeable community resource, we inform and influence social policy and we’re a sounding board for decision makers in all levels of government. Most importantly we bring the perspectives of the thousands of people we work with to the table, shaping policy and decisions to truly reflect their realities, hope and dreams.