The Collaborative Advocacy Network, or CAN, convenes monthly to share community and policy updates that impact the social sector in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, bringing these updates to Collaborative members and the larger community for collective voice and action.

CAN plans and hosts an annual legislative forum to engage elected officials on the issues and needs most pressing in our community. These forums allow members and legislators meaningful opportunities to discuss issues in the areas of basic needs, childcare and education, healthcare, and the economy. Forums allow for small and large group discussion to build relationships, understanding, and exchange.

To join CAN, please contact the CAN Co-Chairs, Dan O’Brien, Bucks County Coordinator, Children First, and Shirlee Howe, Montgomery & Delaware County Coordinator, Children First, and

In addition to CAN, the Bucks-Mont Collaborative partners with the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition and Here for Us MontCo to support their campaigns and contribute to collective voice and impact.

Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition (BCWAC) is a non-partisan coalition of Bucks County individuals and non-profit organizations that serve women and families. BCWAC educates and advocates together to promote gender equity and economic security for all.

Here for Us MontCo is building a strong safety net - for you, and for everyone in Montgomery County, PA. By strengthening our safety net to support people throughout the many challenges and opportunities they encounter throughout their lives, we can build stronger, healthier, and safer communities, for all of us.

Bucks-Mont Collaborative is a Steering Committee member of Here for Us MontCo.