qχeləc, nə́c̓əmat θəɬ kʷθə šxʷqʷeləwən
Many Voices, One Mind
A special thank you and offer of our sincere gratitude ....
(FRAFCA) Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association
101 A- 10095 Whalley Blvd
Surrey V3W 4Z9
Chawathil First Nation
Provides many services to the community including housing and social services, healthcare and dental, pre & post-natal, early childhood education as well as business and non-profit services.
4-60814 Lougheed Hwy 7
Hope V0X 1L3
Fraser River Indigneous Society (FRIS)
Fraser River Indigenous Society (FRIS) is a non-profit organization that offers programs and services to urban First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples of Pitt Meadows and the Maple Ridge areas by supporting them in the following areas: Housing Support: Family Strengthening Program: Family Development Circles and other Cultural Gatherings: Supportive Family Access Program: and Indigenous Early Years Programs. Our Indigenous early years program aims to create a community of healthy, happy, children supported to reach their full potential, and to encourage all children to begin a lifelong journey of learning within a culturally supportive and safe environment of high-quality Early Child Development programs, services and supports. The Early Years Program includes Story Blanket (0-6 years) This is a free drop-in program for children 0-6 years and their caregivers. This playgroup consists of free play, circle time, crafts, drumming and a snack. Indigenous/Aboriginal Infant Development (AIDP), Indigenous/Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) and an Indigenous Child & Youth with Support Needs guide (ICYSN). We encourage you to visit our website for more information on our programs and staff involved at FRIS 604-458-0151 www.frisociety.ca
11830 223 St. 2nd Floor
Maple Ridge V2X 5Y1
Future 4 Nations Aboriginal Head Start
Future 4 Nations Head Start is an urban Aboriginal Head Start Preschool program located in Mission B.C. A fully licensed Centre providing services to a maximum of 20 children at a time.
PO Box 3563 34110 Lougheed Highway
Mission V2V 4L1
Inclusion Langley Society
Inclusion Langley Society, Child Development Services has served families since 1975 with a range of support services from birth-19 years of age. Programs that are served through ILS are: Indigenous Infant Development, Indigenous Supported Child Development, Infant Development, Supported Child Development, Child & Youth Programs and Children’s Respite. Services include home visits, support in childcare settings and community playgroups such as: Strong Starts, Little Feathers and Little Voices.
#201 5171 221A St.
Langley V2Y 0A2
604-534-1155 ext. 127
Katzie First Nation
Katzie First Nation Preschool is a holistic program that meets the individual needs of the children spiritually, intellectually, physically, cognitively and emotionally. With activities that are enhanced by Helqeminem language.
19700 Salish Rd
Pitt Meadows V3Y 2G6
604-465-8961 ext 21
Kwantlen First Nation
Kwantlen translates to ``Tireless Runner``. Following their rich legacy and traditions, they continue to work tirelessly at building a strong sense of community within their traditional territory.
9710 Glover Road PO Box 108
Fort Langley V1M 2R4
Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society (LFVAS)
The Lower Fraser Valley Aboriginal Society (LFVAS) is a not for profit urban Aboriginal agency that service the communities of the City of Langley and Township of Langley. LFVAS in partnership with Langley Child Development Center provides a 0-6 age Aboriginal Playgroup with a Language Keeper and Speech Therapist as well as Aboriginal parenting programs.
20644 Eastleigh Cresent
Langley V3A 4C4
Métis Family Services and Family Development Program
The Métis Child and Family Development Centre is a non-judgemental and supportive space in which parents and children are encouraged to engage in Aboriginal Mother Goose, drumming, singing, circles, story-telling, indigenous animals, puppetry, and Métis art and activities. Parents learn about ages and stages of development and can ask questions about concerns they may have regarding their child's development. The Early Years workers assist families with parenting strategies and by sharing resources in a welcoming environment. Parents can also connect with our Elder and with each other while participating in the program.
#312-7485 130 Street
Surrey V3W 1H8
Reach Child and Youth Development Society
Reach Child and Youth Development Society is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing services to children and their families since 1959. Reach believes in the potential of every child, and each child’s unique qualities. They work together with families to recognize each child’s strength to help develop their abilities. Reach currently provides programs and service to families in Delta, Surrey, and Langley B.C. Over 1000 children and their families benefit from their services on an annual basis.
5050 47 Ave
Delta V4K 0C8
604-946-6622 Ext. 318
Read Right Society
Read Right Society is a registered nonprofit which promotes life skills, literacy, and early years’ programs throughout Hope, BC and surrounding communities. We believe in empowering others with literacy and life skills, including setting a positive, nurturing foundation for children and families. This includes Swetexel Daycare and Preschool, in partnership with Yale First Nation and Grace Baptist Church.
PO Box 1299
Hope V0X 1L0
Seabird Island Band
The Seabird Island Band exists to promote a healthier, self-sufficient, self-governing, unified and educated community. Seabird Island ECD consists of 11 programs that strive to give the smallest members of the community and neighboring communities the strongest start to life. They believe in educating the children academically, physically, emotionally, spiritually and culturally as strong well supported, well adjusted children so they will grow to be strong, well adjusted adults. Seabird I
PO Box 765 8250 Charles Drive.
Agassiz V0M 1A0
Spirit of the Children Society
Spirit of the Children Society (SOTCS) is an urban Aboriginal multi-service organizational HUB for families living in the Burnaby, New Westminster and Tri-cities (Fraser North area) to access culturally responsive programs to support children, youth, parents, and the family as a whole.
#201 768 Columbia St.
New Westminster V3M 1B4
Spuzzum First Nation
36500 Main Road
Spuzzum V0K 2S1
Sts’ailes Early Education Centre
Sts’ailes Early Education Centre (SEEC) has been serving families since 1998 by providing an early learning environment that supports the whole child and is rich in Sts’ailes language and culture. SEEC offers childcare for children aged infant to school age, an enhanced K4 program, and serves as a hub for other community and family services.
4690 Salish Way
Agassiz V0M 1A1
Sumas First Nation
Sumas First Nation operates programs that fall under the umbrella of Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve. The programs are play base and offers several activities that incorporate 6 components; Culture and Language, Education, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Social support, and Parental and Family Involvement. Programs presently operating are Preschool, Baby Group, and Afterschool Club. The preschool program serves both Sumas children and local children from the Sumas / Mountain / Prairie area. All programs incorporate Stó:lō stories, teachings, and language in classroom activities and outdoor play and encourage children to view their world through an Indigenous Lens Some examples of activities are; tending the preschool garden with the help of an elder, cooking traditional food, and singing songs in Halq’emeylem. Additional programs in process of being implemented are Infant/Toddler (8 spaces) and 3-5 yr. Daycare (25 spaces).
2788 Sumas Mountain Rd.
Abbotsford V3G 2J2