Early Years Community Consultations

From January to March, MCFD, ECL Early Childhood Consulting, and The Federation of Community Social Services of BC are teaming up to host brand-new training and dialogue sessions for early years providers across BC.

We’ll be coming to locations across the province (see below for a full list of dates and communities) and each date will feature two interactive sessions—one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

MORNING SESSIONS – From 9:00–12:00 you can participate in a community dialogue with the new MCFD Director of Operations for the Early Years. You can meet the new DOO, learn about their role, and share information about service needs in your community.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS – From 1:00-4:00 join a creative, inviting, and supportive workshop, led by Indigenous and non-Indigenous facilitators about cultural safety, respect, and sensitivity—as well how to incorporate it into service delivery in your place of work.

Sign up to participate

Organizations are asked to limit participation to two representatives each; however, the same person does not need to attend both the morning and afternoon session.

Click here to RSVP for sessions in your community. Further details about the exact location of the sessions will be sent out in mid-January. For more info, please contact kathy@fcssbc.ca.

Participants are also being encouraged to complete this short survey which will help the facilitators plan a session that is best suited to the needs of those taking part.

Participation in these sessions is funded by MCFD and is free of charge to Early Years providers in the SDA. There is also a budget to support travel and accommodation costs—please contact kathy@fcssbc.ca if you would like to access this support.

Community Schedule

Click here to RSVP for sessions in your community.

1. SDA 12 Okanagan – January 25, Kelowna
AM Dialogue Session with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk 

2. SDA 11 Kootenays – January 28, Nelson
AM Dialogue Session with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk

3. SDA 42 North Central – February 7 & April 4, Prince George*
AM Dialogue Session (April 4) with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session (February 7) with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk

4. SDA 41 Northwest – February 8 & April 2, Terrace*
AM Dialogue Session (April 2) with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session (February 8) with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk 

5. SDA 31 South Vancouver Island – February 19, Victoria
AM Dialogue Session with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk

6. SDA 32 North Vancouver Island – February 20, Nanaimo
AM Dialogue Session with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk

7. SDA 13 Thompson Cariboo Shuswap – February 25, Kamloops
AM Dialogue Session with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk

8. SDA 43 NorthEast – March 1 & April 9, Fort St. John*
AM Dialogue Session (April 9) with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session (March 1) with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk

9. SDA 21 East Fraser- March 11, Abbotsford
AM Dialogue Session with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk

10. SDA 22 North Fraser – March 12, Burnaby
AM Dialogue Session with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk

11. SDA 23 South Fraser – March 13, Langley
AM Dialogue Session with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk

12. SDA 24 Vancouver/Richmond – March 14, Vancouver
AM Dialogue Session with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk

13. SDA 25 Coast/North Shore – March 15, North Shore
AM Dialogue Session with MCFD Early Years Director of Operations
PM Cultural Safety session with Dr. Margo Greenwood and Dr. Sarah de Leewuk

Click here to RSVP for sessions in your community.

*Please note: For SDA 41, SDA 42, and SDA 43 the two different sessions are on two separate dates.