My Goodnight Bag (GNB) is a project developed by LEARN in support of Englishspeaking parents and children aged 3-5. The GNB project seeks to support English-speaking families by creating a context for cross-sector collaboration among educational, health and community-based stakeholder groups, while simultaneously providing families with access to high-quality resources that promote healthy sleep habits through the formation of bedtime routines.
The GNB project was launched in 2019 with funding from the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN) to support the mobilization of stakeholders across sectors and to promote and enhance collaborative family and parent engagement strategies in early childhood. Since its inception (and in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic), 718 bags have been distributed. Six English language school boards, 27 schools and 22 community-based health and social services partners have participated in the project, resulting in new and strengthened collaborations among education and health and social service providers working to support Englishspeaking families.