What is AHSABC?


The Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia (AHSABC) is a nonprofit society made up of the 12 urban Aboriginal Head Start (AHS) preschool sites in BC, all of which are members of the AHSABC. (See the map for the program locations.)


AHSABC is a leader in Aboriginal Early Childhood Education. We provide support to AHS sites throughout the province to promote excellence in programming. We are dedicated to the development of Aboriginal children and their families, and we work in collaboration with other organizations and government to ensure consistent quality standards


We believe:

  • that happy, healthy, safe children thrive
  • that children’s families are their most influential teacher
  • that Aboriginal children benefit from learning about their culture and language
  • in respecting and honouring Aboriginal diversity, teachings and protocols
  • that excellence and unity are achieved through open, respectful communication and collaboration