The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) is a leader in Indigenous early learning and child care (ELCC) and is the only province-wide Aboriginal organization in Canada dedicated to ELCC for Indigenous children and families on and off-reserve. We are committed to nurturing excellence through community outreach, training, education, research and advocacy, to ensure every Aboriginal child in BC has access to spiritually enriching, culturally relevant, high quality early childhood development services.
BCACCS was incorporated as a non-profit society in 1998 and is a registered charitable organization. We are governed by a seven-member volunteer Aboriginal Board of Directors. Funded mostly through Federal and Provincial government departments, the Society employs core staff who support, develop, and deliver research, communications, and a range of support services, training, resources, and special projects.
Over the years BCACCS has published and shared a multitude of early childhood education resources. We also have experience creating child care spaces in community; in partnership with BC First Nation communities BCACCS built an Indigenous service delivery network that included 58 new on-reserve licensed childcare facilities and the creation of 800 child care spaces.
For more information about BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) or our work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-913-9128 ext. 223.
Here are our recent news releases and media coverage:
2020-11-26 Directors Forum Press Release: Defining our Families is an Indigenous Right and a Human Right (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2020-09-24 News Release: Throne Speech Raises Multiple Issues Faced by Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Sector
2020-09-03 Directors Forum Press Release: UNICEF Canada gets failing grade ranked 31 out of 38 countries (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2020-07-09 Directors Forum News Release: Indigenous Child Welfare Directors oppose involuntary Detainment of Indigenous Children (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2020-07-08 Directors Forum News Release: Indigenous Child Welfare Directors are hopeful Protocol will spur change (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2020-02-25 News Release: BC Budget short on details about child care spending
2019-10-29 News Release: BC commitment to UNDRIP could strengthen Indigenous communities through early learning and child care
2019-04-03 News Release: Budget continues to support a positive trend for Indigenous children and families
2019-02-21 News Release: BC Budget encouraging but lacks transparency about additional spending in child care
2018-09-17 News Release: “For us, it is a new day” – unveiling of the national indigenous early learning and child care framework
2018-03-07 News Release: On May 18th celebrate the work of child care providers – they help children thrive
2018-03-07 News Release: Budget builds commitment toward positive future for Indigenous children and families
2018-02-26 Tyee: BC’s Universal Child Care Program Could Initially Exclude Some Families
2018-02-22 News Release: Indigenous-led Child Care in BC Finally has the Potential to be a Reality
2017-11-20 Statement from BC Aboriginal Child Care Society Marking National Child Day 2017
2017-09-13 News Release: BCACCS hopes new BC government will make good on promises
2017-03-27 Vancouver Sun: Safety regulations bar some First Nations children from eating traditional foods