Who We Are

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) is a Centre of Excellence for Indigenous early learning and child care. BCACCS was established in 1996 to administer the $12 million BC share of the federal government’s First Nations/Inuit Child Care Initiative. Through this initiative we helped establish over 800 licenced child care spaces in BC. We incorporated as a non-profit society in 1998 and obtained charitable status in 2000.

We are committed to nurturing excellence through community outreach, education, research and advocacy, to ensure every Indigenous child in BC has access to spiritually enriching, culturally relevant, high quality early learning and child care services.

We believe in supporting communities, programs and services to ensure every Aboriginal child has a healthy, happy start in life so they thrive within their families, communities and nations.

Because we value children, we work with all our partners to ensure that Indigenous early learning and child care services across the province are delivered with the highest quality of current and promising practice.