About Us

Who Are We?

The Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia (AHSABC) is a non-profit society made up of the 12 urban Aboriginal Head Start (AHS) sites in BC, all of which are members of the AHSABC. 

 

We work in collaboration with our AHS Parents, Elders, program partners and government sharing the responsibility of growing quality early learning environments for our children and families.   

 

AHSABC is committed to the development and delivery of quality early childhood programming that nurtures the healthy development and growth of Aboriginal children and their families.  This commitment has led us to develop training, professional development and cultural resources that respond to the needs and opportunities in our programs. Since 2001, AHSABC has worked with our AHSUNC communities in BC and nationally to develop and deliver training and resources that contribute to respectful, relevant and cultural program delivery needs which reflect the families involved in our programs.

 

 

AHSABC
  • Provides a professional link between the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC) sites in BC and nationally;

  • Works in partnership with PHAC and other resource bodies and training institutes;

  • Assists AHSUNC and AHSOR (On Reserve) sites in training and professional development, both provincially and nationally;

  • Accesses other funding sources and programs to support AHSUNC sites developmental needs;

  • Supports development of quality AHS programming;

  • Supports parental and community involvement.

 

 

 

Mandate/Vision 

AHSABC is a leader in Aboriginal Early Childhood Education. We provide support to AHS sites to promote excellence in programming. We work with partners to develop and deliver Aboriginal Early Childhood Education resources and training.

 

AHSABC Code of Conduct

We honour the diversity of traditions, cultures, strengths and gifts of one another.

We treat each other with respect and dignity.

We assume that others participate with positive intent.

We engage with each other in a way that fosters cultural safety.

We communicate constructively, speaking respectfully and listening with an open heart.

We base our actions and decisions on the best interests of the children and families in our programs.

We are accountable for our actions and the impact they have.

We respect the confidentiality of the children, families and staff in our programs.

We refrain from participating in matters that may be perceived as a conflict of interest

 

 

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Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia

Awahsuk AHS

14589 108th Avenue 
Surrey, BC V3R 1V6 
604-584-5527

Comox Valley AHS

956 Grieve Ave 
Courtenay, BC V9N 5N5 
250-334-2477

Eagles Nest AHS

618 East Hastings St. 
Vancouver, BC V6A 1R1 
 604-253-3354

Future 4 Nations AHS

34110 Lougheed Hwy 
Mission, BC V2V 4L1 
 604-820-4567

Kermode Friendship Society AHS

3313 Kalum St. 
Terrace, BC V8G 2N7 
250-635-4906

Little Moccasins Learning Centre AHS

99 South 3rd Ave. 
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1J1 
 250-398-6841

Power of Friendship AHS

110 Anderson St. 
Prince George, BC,

V2M 4Z1 
250-564-1840

Prince George AHS

1945-3rd Ave. 
Prince George, BC

V2L 1G6 
250-563-3884

Prince Rupert AHS

2150 313 Prince Rupert Blvd
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4E4 
250-627-4010

Qwallayuw AHS

441-4th Ave. 
Campbell River, BC

V9W 3W7 
250-286-3044

Sas Natsadle AHS

10328 - 101st Avenue 
Fort St. John, BC

V1J 2B5 
 250-785-0887

Singing Frog AHS

2150 McLean Drive 
Vancouver, BC

V5N 5X9 
 604-253-5388

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