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. This Fund will operate until February 17, 2024.
Goals of the ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund
- To build capacity in the field by reducing the financial barriers for early childhood educators and child care professionals in accessing high-quality training opportunities.
- To improve access to on-going training for child care professionals who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.
- To improve access to on-going training for early childhood educators and child care providers living in rural and remote communities.
Non-profit publicly funded agencies may apply for bursary funds to offer professional development outside of their scheduled programming. These training experiences may be a community of practice, conference, networking event, retreat or on-site professional development support.
If your agency needs assistance with the application process please contact our Bursary Manager.
Westcoast is known and respected for our collaboration and community-building within the early childhood sector. Westcoast provides consultation and guidance to government, researchers and other organizations to promote and support excellence in early care and learning across B.C.
For more information about Westcoast, our programs and services, visit our website www.wstcoast.org.