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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

  • 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.


Webinars (Ended)

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 to let us know.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the PDF, below:

Frequently Asked Questions about Growing Aboriginal Head Start in British Columbia

Here are some FAQs about Growing AHS in BC

Contact Information & Enquiries

AHSABC will support qualifying organizations during this process.


Email or telephone 1-250-858-4543 for more information or with questions about this opportunity.

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