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BC Family Child Care Association (BCFCCA)

Vision:  To promote and create awareness of professionalism in family child care through education and advocacy.

Mission:  To provide a professional voice and advocate for family child care providers, as well as, promote public awareness of quality, inclusive family child care.

BC Centre for Safe Schools & Communities

BC schools and community agencies are committed to making safe, healthy and inclusive environments. Increasingly, educators and community service providers are seeking evidence-based programs and practices, as well as tools to evaluate the success of their efforts. To assist in these efforts, the BC Centre for Safe Schools and Communities (CSSC) offers a resource library available to all BC residents.

Located at the University of the Fraser Valley, the Centre has access to faculty committed to applied research. This allows for a variety of research projects aimed at assessing current status, developing research-based responses, and evaluating their success.

The success of the Centre is only possible with the help of committed and valued partners. The Ministry of Labour and Citizens' Services provide important core funding. In addition, we have directly partnered with school districts and community agencies around the province.

Canadian Child Care Federation

The Canadian Child Care Federation is a bilingual, non-profit, member-based organization established in 1987. We’ve grown to include over 20 provincial and territorial affiliate organizations. Our 11,000 members – early learning and child care practitioners, academics, parents and policy makers – share our commitment to excellence in early learning and child care through:

• best and promising practice
• capacity building
• collaborations, networks and partnerships

Child Care Advocacy Forum

The Advocacy Forum plays a leadership role in mobilizing public support for child care and has initiated advocacy strategies and campaigns related to recent policy changes and funding cuts to child care in BC, federal and provincial budgets, the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Early Childhood Development Agreement and child care as a cornerstone of early childhood development services.

Child Care Human Resources Sector Council

The CCHRSC is a pan-Canadian, non-profit organization that addresses pressing human resources issues in the child care sector. Our projects develop research, strategies, and tools to meet the needs of the child care workforce and achieve related goals. Our 15 volunteer board members work in:

National and provincial child care or labour organizations
Child care centers, nursery and preschools, or their own homes as early childhood educators or employers
Post-secondary training institutions

A note on sector councils
Sector councils bring together representatives from business, labour, education, and other professional groups in a forum in order to comprehensively and cooperatively analyze and address sector-wide human resource issues. For more information on the Government of Canada's sector council program, click here. For information on other sector councils, visit The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) web site.

Child Care Resource and Research Unit

The CRRU focuses on research and policy resources, advancing a universal, high quality, publicly-funded, not-for-profit, inclusive system of early childhood education and care in Canada.

Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC

We support

  • the development of a comprehensive, accessible and affordable community based non-profit child care system in BC and across Canada.
  • the right of every child and family to quality child care within their own community.
  • a range of inclusive choices including licensed family and centre-based care.
    stable, adequate government funding.
  • child care workers’ rights to wages and working conditions which reflect the level of training, responsibility and value of work performed.
  • parent and staff involvement in policy, procedure and program decisions.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.


School Age Child Care Association

The School Age Child Care Association of B.C. (SACCA) is a province wide, nonprofit organization open to both professionals and students working or studying in the school age child care field. It arose out of the need for school age child care professionals to have a support and communications network of their own. From its original conception, it has grown into a province wide organization working with all aspects of school age child care. Through its newsletter, workshops and professional development projects, it serves the need for a growing child care community.

Western Canada Family Child Care Association of BC

A professional organization of family child care providers.

To provide accessible, quality, inclusive child care services which support the needs of children, families and child care providers.

To promote, support and advocate for quality, inclusive family child care.

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