Growing AHS in BC
Growing AHS in BC Announcement
The Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC is pleased to announce that the Growing AHS Implementation Proposals from the following Indigenous Organizations have been approved by the independent AHS Advisory Circle to develop AHS Child Care Services in their communities:
Prince George Native Friendship Centre – Prince George
Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre – Nanaimo
Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre – Nanaimo
Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society – Chilliwack
Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society – Langley
Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association – Surrey
Cariboo Friendship Society – Williams Lake
Carrier Sekani Family Services – Vanderhoof
Wachiay Friendship Centre Society – Courtenay
Kermode Friendship Society - Terrace
Métis Community Services Society – Kelowna
Circle of Indigenous Nations Society – Grand Forks
New Funding Partnership
The Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC (AHSABC) and the Province of BC are working in partnership to create opportunities to GROW AHS in BC. The Indigenous Child Care Expansion is providing new funding to provide fully operational AHS child care services with wrap-around family support for:
a) Communities in BC with Aboriginal Head Start programming who wish to expand AHSUNC (off-reserve/urban) programs to include child care; and
b) Communities in BC with no existing Aboriginal Head Start programming who need childcare.
Funding for Growing AHS in BC is available to support Capital and Operating costs for the development and delivery of NEW licensed AHS Child Care Services in URBAN locations.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) Stage One submissions for the new Growing AHS in BC Funding Opportunity are now closed.
Shortlisted EOIs were notified by May 11th and invited to develop a Stage Two Growing AHS Implementation Proposal in partnership with AHSABC.
Growing AHS in BC webinars offered background information and details on implementation process and timelines. Participation is voluntary and encouraged. Details are included in the E.O.I. document.
If you missed our Webinars and would like us to offer another session, please email email@example.com to let us know.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Contact Information & Enquiries
AHSABC will support qualifying organizations during this process.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 1-250-858-4543 for more information or with questions about this opportunity.