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Upcoming BCACCS Events

April 1, 2023 – Zoom

BCACCS Spring Conference 2023: Every Child is a Gift

Description: Conference Theme (9:00 AM-4:30 PM) Opening Ceremony – Acknowledgement of Traditional Territories, Opening (MC intro to Eugene, Conference Open and Housekeeping Presentation 1:Keynote Presenter(s) 1: Jared Williams (Qwustenuxun) Heath Break & Door Prizes (15 mins) Presentation 2: Re-defining Disability & Inclusion Presenter(s) 2: Lise Gillies Workshop Description2: With one in three Indigenous Peoples identifying as having diverse abilities, whether physical or neuro-diverse, in…
April 28, 2023 – Zoom

Documentation in Indigenous Terms 

Leaders: Sheila Grieve , Leona Antoine, Mary Burgaretta and Chelsey  Hardy Description: Documentation in Indigenous terms looks and feels different coming from a place that upholds oral tradition and many protocols which are often private but always situated to place. To document on Indigenous is to honor who we are and where we come from. Friday, April 28 12-1:30 PM
May 2, 2023 – Zoom

Working with Elders, in Good Ways

Leaders: Emma Joe, Megan Dominic, and Shauna M Alec Workshop short description: FNPN Members offer guidance on how to implement Elder involvement in centers. Drawing examples from personal and professional experiences, Members discuss protocols around honouring cultural diversity, general tips for respectful implementation of protocol, and providing a safe environment and space for Elders to be welcomed to share with your programs. Tuesday, May 2  12-1:30 PM
May 19, 2023 – Zoom

Decolonizing Licensing

Leaders: Elizabeth Williams, Chelsey  Hardy, Melissa Harris and Karolyn Bonneau Friday, May 19 1-2:30 PM
May 26, 2023 – Zoom

Antiracism Storywork  

Leaders: Maureen  Black, Leona  Antoine and Liz Brown Description: “The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.” ~Ijeoma Oluo In this workshop, we will look at stories of how racism manifests in our lives, the field of early learning, and the media. We will talk about ways of reflecting on our own…
June 2, 2023 – Zoom

Early Childhood Education in Indigenous Terms

Leaders: Karolyn Bonneau, Chelsey Hardy and Melissa Harris Friday, June 2 12-1:30 PM