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Bringing Back the Village: February 2024


Monday, February 26, 2024 - Monday, February 26, 2024

6 PM - 8 PM

Online via Zoom  

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This training is exclusively for Early Care and Learning Practitioners. 

Registration for this workshop has closed. Please register for the March workshop

During this workshop we will dive into The First Peoples Principles of Learning from the Early Learning Framework (ELF), discuss the impact colonization has had on the way we educate our children, ways to challenge the colonial structure that has been placed on education and explore ways to decolonize our practices, our centre and our selves.  

The time that we will spend together, exploring the shift in perspectives and working to move away from colonial practices, will allow us to disrupt and challenge how we teach the various truths in the centre and outside the cente. It is important to identify who plays what role in a child’s life, and why each role must be supported to create a healthy community.


In order to be eligible to take this training, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Early Childhood Educator ECE 
  • Early childhood educator assistant ECEA
  • School-age child care provider SACC
  • Licensed family child care provider  LNR
  • Registered license-not-required child care provider  RLNR
  • Care providers who have completed the Responsible Adult course  RA

Please note that we will be following up with everyone who registers to ensure that they meet the criteria. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact Lynne Reside at  

About the facilitator 

Anin nitisinihkas Jade Brass nitonci The Key iskinokanir Treaty four (​​Hello my name is Jade Brass I am from The Key First nation) I live in Coast Salish Territory known as Vancouver ndidaa. I graduated with honours from Native Education College, received my diploma for Aboriginal Early Childhood Education and continued my studies at UBC to obtain my Bachelor of Indigenous education through the NITEP program. I work at Uy’sqwalaun HeadStart and I love how the centre involves community with learning. As an Indigenous ihkwe, my goal is to continue to be a positive role model in our community and do this work for our children and our unborn babies.

This training will take place via Zoom. Participants will be emailed the login information.

This free workshop was made possible thanks to a grant from the ECE PD Bursary. 

In partnership with The Province of British Columbia and The Government of Canada, Westcoast Family Centres (Westcoast), formerly Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre, established Phase 2 of The ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund for early childhood educators and other child care professionals in B.C.