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BCACCS Annual Provincial Training Conference

Conference Title: Our Languages, Our Teachings, Our Ways

Date: October 25-27, 2019

Location: Our annual conference takes place in Richmond at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3). Agenda coming soon!

At BCACCS, a primary focus of our training and professional development events is to translate our culturally rich traditions into effective early learning and child care (ELCC) programs and services. We believe that community involvement, leadership, and support are central to the healthy, holistic development of Indigenous children. We support early childhood education professionals to design and deliver programs and services that are immersed in our cultures and communities.

The Call for Proposals is closed.  Thank you to everyone who submitted.

Registration:
Deadline to register for conference is 5:00 pm on October 18, 2019. Standard prices now apply.

To register now login to your BCACCS registration system profile or create a new one by clicking HERE.
To see a description of the workshops and/or register by fax or mail download the hard copy registration form.

Reg Fees 2019Member Non-Member
 Early BirdStandard Early BirdStandard
1 day $  225.00 $  250.00 1 day $  250.00 $  300.00
2 day $  450.00 $  500.00 2 day $  500.00 $  600.00
3 day $  550.00 $  650.00 3 day $  650.00 $  750.00

Membership Savings: 
Having a BCACCS membership can help you save on conference registration fees. If you have questions about membership please contact library@acc-society.bc.ca. To become a member visit our website.

Payment options:
Cheque made payable to “BC Aboriginal Child Care Society”. Please include reference to the names of the registrants. Mail to 102-100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2

Online payment is available through our CanadaHelps event page. Please click HERE to be redirected to the online payment site.

Accommodation for regular delegates: 
This year our conference takes place at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. A group rate is available for our conference participants. Please provide the group booking code BA4 when making your reservation. Call 604-273-7878 to book by phone or use the link Book your group rate for BCACCS 22nd Annual Conference October 2019 to book online. 

Accommodation for AHSOR/FNHA sponsored delegates and guests (board member, presenter, keynote):
Accommodation will be organized by the conference coordinator. The coordinator will connect with individuals within four days, once they have registered or their attendance as a guest has been confirmed. If you have any questions call 604-314-3541 or email coordinator@acc-society.bc.ca

Travel for Sponsored Delegates: 
Flight-Contact conference coordinator, Veronica, at 604-314-3541 or email coordinator@acc-society.bc.ca to discuss flight arrangements. Note: Claims will only be honoured if made through the conference coordinator.

Mileage-Coverage is based on the lesser cost, either mileage or flight. Reimbursement for mileage refers to distance from your home community (departure address) to the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel – 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC and return (arrival address). Delegates travelling from the same home community are expected to carpool together. More claim information is provided on the travel claim form.

Parking:
Parking is free for conference delegates and guests. Please register your vehicle license plate by using the link provided

Bursaries:
This year BCACCS is working with partners to support participants to attend conference.

IELCC Bursary
The Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care (IELCC) Implementation conference bursary is now open. All applicants must be committed to registering for and attending three days of the BCACCS Annual Conference.

Professional Development Bursary Fund Available
In partnership with The Province of British Columbia – Ministry of Children & Family Development, and The Government of Canada, Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC) has established a Professional Development Bursary fund for early childhood educators and other child care providers in B.C.
Applications for bursary funding are now open to individuals, communities of practice and CCRR agencies. Funding is available to early childhood educators and other child care providers for training by publicly funded, non-profit organizations in B.C. The Professional Bursary Fund will be available until March 2020.

Trade Fair: Vendors and Exhibitors application to have a table at our annual conference are now open. Your participation will provide a unique opportunity to showcase your art, organization, or business to a truly exceptional audience of Indigenous early child care professionals from all across BC and even nationally. Tables at the event are placed in the common areas of the conference space, allowing for delegates to have continual, immediate access to your products. Those who decide to display for two or three days will be able to store their products in a secure storage room onsite, if needed.
Space is limited and all applications will be reviewed on the criteria of what is appropriate and unique to ensure that duplication of services and goods are minimized. The Trade Fair is always an exciting part of conference and we welcome applications from both past and new exhibitors.
Download the Form now.

Exhibitor applications must be received by Sunday, September 15, 2019

Once approved, the conference coordinator will contact you regarding payment.

To pay online CLICK HERE

To download a certificate from previous conferences login to your profile by clicking here.

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