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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 wherever they live. 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 based, high quality early learning and child care 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.

Media Inquiries

For more information about the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) or our work, please email [email protected] or call 236-330-1406.

Here are our recent news releases and media coverage:

2024-05-17 News Release: 2024 Leadership Forum sets precedent for the future of First Nations Early Learning and Child Care in BC  and watch our thank you video.

2022-11-25 Directors Forum Press Release-Indigenous Child & Family Directors: Bill 38 is a scrambled response (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2022-10-26 Directors Forum Press Release: BC’s Indigenous Child & Family Services Directors welcome the amendments to the Child, Family and Community Service Act introduced by the BC government today (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2022-10-25 Directors Forum Press Release: BC’s Indigenous Child & Family Services Directors stand with the Caring Society in welcoming today’s Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling  (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2022-09-21 Directors Forum Press Release: Indigenous Child & Family Service Directors Society welcome the RCYBC’s recent report A Parent’s Responsibility (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2022-03-29 Directors Forum Press Release: At a Crossroads report highlights ongoing discrimination against Urban Indigenous Families (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2021-10-29 Directors Forum Press Release: Canada renews its legal battle against Indigenous Children and Families (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2021-09-22 News Release: Now that we know the Liberals are here to stay, let’s get back to work
2021-06-09 Statement: Standing in grief with Tk’emlups te Secwépemc Nation
2021-06-02 Directors Forum Press Release: The impacts of the residential schools are still alive (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2021-05-16 Directors Forum Press Release: Indigenous Directors Forum Stand in Grief with Tk’emlups te Secwépemc (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2021-04-21 News Release: A federal budget that invests in the needs of Indigenous families and communities
2021-04-16 Directors Forum Press Release: Directors Forum responds to RCY Report (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2020-12-08 Directors Forum Press Release: Safest place for kids is with family, close to home (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2020-12-01 News Release: Continued Investment in Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Promised in Federal Fall Economic Plan
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 Press Release: Indigenous Child Welfare Directors oppose involuntary Detainment of Indigenous Children (Media Contact Mary Teegee 250-612-8710)
2020-07-08 Directors Forum Press 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

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