Celebrate National Aboriginal Day this year (June 21) by nominating a colleague for the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society’s 2017 Child Care Recognition Award. Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2017.
On May 26, 2017, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issued yet another ruling on Jordan’s Principle, which requires that all children in Canada have equal access to all public services. In compliance with the new ruling, the government of Canada has published an explanation of Jordan’s Principle and Canada’s obligations MORE
Government consultations are now in progress to develop an Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework, one that will reflect the unique cultures and needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children across Canada. Make your submission before July 21, 2017, or read about the Framework here Source: Success by MORE
President Les Doiron has announced that Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ – Ucluelet First Nation has become the second First Nation in Canada to implement a living wage policy. Beginning June 1, 2017, the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ government employees are paid the current living wage rate for Ucluelet, which is $20.11/hour. There are currently more than MORE
The Canadian government is seeking input from parents, family members, communities, early childhood educators, youth, Elders, experts and leaders about your vision for early learning and child care for Indigenous children and families so that they can build on what is working and improve for the future. Your feedback will MORE
Celebrate Child Care Month with BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS)! From Seed to Cedar is an awareness campaign to support the creation of a National Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care (IELCC) framework. This framework will provide for the unique cultures and needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis MORE
This special day in BC recognizes child care providers, teachers, school-age program staff, child care centre directors and staff, and all those who work with young children and are responsible for their education and care. Don’t forget to show your support, recognize their hard work and dedication, and acknowledge their MORE
The Indigenous Early Years (IEY) Scholarship and Bursary Program helps more than 200 additional Indigenous students living in BC to access post-secondary funding. IEY Scholarship Application (Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate) – Deadline is noon, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Download application and guidelines IEY Bursary Application (Certificate, Diploma and Associate’s Degree) MORE
Parents as First Teachers is one of a series of resource booklets available through the First Nations Health Authority to support First Nations and Métis parents in BC. The booklet stresses the value of exposing children to their First Nations or Métis language and culture during their first few years MORE
It Takes a Village: Coming together for children and families Proposal deadline: Friday, Jun. 9, 2017, 4 pm Find more info Download the application form Workshops will encourage participants to create environments and curricula in their early childhood development programs to inspire learning opportunities for young children, promote strategies for MORE
The late Elder Mary Thomas was a pioneer in early childhood development and championed the importance of the early years in improving the lives of young children. In her honour, each year, the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society offers one $1,000 scholarship for eligible Basic Early Childhood Education (ECE) students MORE
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Find more info and download the Facilitator Training Application form Deadline to register: Sunday, May 21, 2017 Free. Training material and food provided The Partnerships Project of the Aboriginal Supported Child Development Programs of BC is offering facilitator training in the newly revised Fetal Alcohol Spectrum MORE
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Penticton Lakeside Resort Register now The Federation of Community Social Services of BC hosts the KAIROS Blanket Exercise and a collective story gathering to forge new paths toward reconciliation.
On Wednesday, May 10, people across British Columbia will bring their teddy bears to work, school, daycare and everywhere to “bear witness” to Canada’s continued failure to live up to Jordan’s Principle. First Call will have our teddy bears with us at our coalition meeting that day, and we encourage MORE
On May 10, people across British Columbia will bring their teddy bears to work, school, daycare and everywhere to “bear witness” to Canada’s continued failure to live up to Jordan’s Principle. First Call will have our teddy bears with us at our coalition meeting that day, and we encourage you to do the MORE