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The Story of ToyBox Manitoba

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Chapter 1: A Playful Beginning

A Playful Beginning

Executive Director, Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk, Ph.D.

The idea for ToyBox came in 2017, while Skwarchuk

played with her children at the park. Caregivers chatted about things they did to stay well, and shared ideas on how to create learning opportunities for their children.


This inspired a group of caregivers and educators to start a pilot project called Parents Be the Change. Participants brainstormed goals to support their children's academic development as well as physical and mental health.

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