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BCACCS supports Early Childhood Educators by keeping them informed about the latest news that relates to Aboriginal Early Childhood Development and Care (AECDC). We spread the word about upcoming conferences, changes to government policies, job vacancies, funding opportunities and special events. Here’s how we do it:


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BCACCS in the News

  • 2017-05-18 Press Release On May 18th Celebrate the Work of Child Care Providers – They Help Children Thrive
  • 2017-03-27 Vancouver Sun Safety regulations bar some First Nations children from eating traditional foods
  • 2017-03-24 Press Release A Step in the Right Direction - Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework Included in the 2017 Federal Budget
  • 2017-02-21 Press Release Research Shows Barriers to Access of Traditional Foods for Indigenous Children
  • 2017-01-05 Press Release BC Aboriginal Child Care Society celebrates the winners of their Child Care Recognition Award
  • 2016-12-01 Press Release New Board Member Hereditary Chief Maureen Chapman
  • 2016-11-09 Media Advisory Dr. Marie Wilson Opening Speaker at Indigenous Early Childhood Conference
  • 2016-11-08 Press Release Celebrating 20 Years of Championing Quality Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care
  • 2016-06-04 Redeye - Vancouver Cooperative Radio - CFRO 100.5 FM Mary Teegee interview re: CCPA report Shameful Neglect
  • 2016-06-01 Press Release Well-Being of Indigenous Children Depends on BC Government Action
  • 2016-05-19 Metro David P. Ball: 51% of First Nations kids in poverty: study
  • 2016-05-17 Press Release BCACCS Comments on Shameful Neglect: Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada Report
  • 2016-03-23 Press Release Comments by the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society about the 2016 Federal Budget and the Indigenous Early Learning and Childcare Framework Talks
  • 2016-03-15 Press Release BCACCS announces winners of the 2015 Mary Thomas Memorial Basic and Post-Basic Scholarships for Aboriginal Early Childhood Educators
  • 2016-01-26 Press Release Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling encouraging for Indigenous children and families
  • 2015-12-01 Press Release BC Aboriginal Child Care Society Welcomes a New Board Member
  • 2015-10-20 Statement BCACCS Calls on New Liberal Government to Prioritize Aboriginal Children to Close the Gap
  • 2015-09-18 Press Release Taking the First Step to Building Recognition and Wage Equity in the First Nations ECE Sector
  • 2015-08-27 Press Release Exploring Human Resource Training and Retention in First Nations Early Childhood Education Settings
  • 2015-07-10 Brief for the Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers
  • 2015-06-05 Press Release BCACCS Calls for Action on the Aboriginal Early Childhood Education TRC Recommendation
  • 2015-05-13 Press Release Comprehensive Occupational Standards and Fair Wages Crucial to Recognizing the Unique Roles of First Nations Early Childhood Educators
  • 2015-02-13 Tyee Katie Hyslop: Kids Learn Culture and Language at Surrey's Only Indigenous Preschool
  • 2015-01-22 Live Interview Karen Isaac (BCACCS Executive Director) and Kathleen Jamieson (Environmental Scan Author) discuss how the scan can contribute to planning for investment in quality care for BC Aboriginal children on Global BC1 24 hour news
  • 2015-01-21 Press Release The Good, the Bad and the Indifferent: Making sense of government programs designed to help young Aboriginal children and families escape a life of poverty
  • 2015-01-15 Vancouver Sun Daphne Bramham: Change urgently needed to close gap when it comes to aboriginal kids
  • 2014-02-07 Press Release BCACCS Hopes New Approach to First Nations Education Will Result in Quality, Culturally Relevant Education and Care Becoming Accessible to Every Aboriginal Child in BC
  • 2013-11-18 Press Release BCACCS Supports Board Voice Call for BC Social Policy Framework
  • 2013-09 Press Release Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Assessment
  • 2011-09-29 Press Release New Hummingbird Program Invests in the Future of B.C. Aboriginal Children
  • 2008-09-14 BCACCS Submission to UN Committee on Convention on the Rights of the Child

From Seed to Cedar Awareness Campaign

Support AECDC in your community.

With the right conditions the smallest seeds can become the tallest cedars. Like seeds, our children hold incredible potential. AECDC programs play a central role in creating the conditions that nurture the potential of our children and unlock the spirit of our communities.

Join the campaign to help raise awareness about AECDC in your community. Learn more about AECDC and get involved: