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:

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.

Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia

Awahsuk AHS

14589 108th Avenue 
Surrey, BC V3R 1V6 

Comox Valley AHS

956 Grieve Ave 
Courtenay, BC V9N 5N5 

Eagles Nest AHS

618 East Hastings St. 
Vancouver, BC V6A 1R1 

Future 4 Nations AHS

34110 Lougheed Hwy 
Mission, BC V2V 4L1 

Kermode Friendship Society AHS

3313 Kalum St. 
Terrace, BC V8G 2N7 

Little Moccasins Learning Centre AHS

99 South 3rd Ave. 
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1J1 

Power of Friendship AHS

110 Anderson St. 
Prince George, BC,

V2M 4Z1 

Prince George AHS

1945-3rd Ave. 
Prince George, BC

V2L 1G6 

Prince Rupert AHS

2150 313 Prince Rupert Blvd
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4E4 

Qwallayuw AHS

441-4th Ave. 
Campbell River, BC

V9W 3W7 

Sas Natsadle AHS

10328 - 101st Avenue 
Fort St. John, BC

V1J 2B5 

Singing Frog AHS

2150 McLean Drive 
Vancouver, BC

V5N 5X9 

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