Our Story

The Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC is made up of representatives from each AHSUNC site in BC and was born in the spring of 1998, evolving in December 2001 to an incorporated non-profit society.

 

AHSABC is the only federally funded Provincial AHSUNC Support Project in Canada. 

 

Today, our AHSABC membership consists of Program Coordinators as well as elected Parent and Elder Representatives from each AHSUNC site in BC. The Coordinators make up the Board of Directors (listed below), along with our Provincial Parent Advisor and two Provincial Elder Advisors.

 

At present we have three employees: Executive Director, Provincial Program Manager, and Communications Coordinator.   

 

We also work closely with several valued contractors in our community.

 

 

Achievements

AHSABC has hosted many trainings, celebrations and national events. A notable occasion was our 20th Anniversary Celebration of AHSUNC in Vancouver where we hosted a gathering for three days in July 2015.  Past AHS graduates from across the country, along with staff, Elders, families and guests, shared feasts, entertainment and conversations about the impact of AHS in their lives. Read our Reflections Paper written by Monique Gray Smith about what she witnessed and learned from the 20th Anniversary Celebration. 

 

For further reading on our research into the AHS Graduates who attended, here is an Analysis from the UBC Faculty of Education. 

 

2010 marked the 15th Anniversary of AHSUNC programs in Canada. AHSABC compiled a Narrative Report called Valuing Aboriginal Head Start in BC: Celebrating 15 Years (1995-2010). To read stories from AHS community members across our province, download the PDF, here .

 

Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of AHS

written by Monique Gray Smith

Valuing AHS in ABC Narrative Report

1995-2010

AHSABC has become a National leader in creating curriculum resources reflecting the 6 Components of AHS. These books, posters and videos are used in AHSUNC and AHSOR programs across Canada. For more info, go to our Resources page.

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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