Call for Applications – Community Child Car Seats Program 2017

The BCAA and United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) are once again working together to enhance the safety and well-being of children in BC.  As a result, BCAA and UWLM are launching the Community Child Car Seat Program (CCCSP) 2017.

The CCCS Program is for non-profit community programs or programs that fall under a non-profit agency. An agency or community program that supports families with children under the age of nine are invited to apply for child car seats. Successful applicants will receive child car seats at no cost for use within their program and/or for distribution to families in need.

 The deadline for applications is March 6, 2017.

For information regarding the Community Child Car Seat Program and the application form go to:

ECEBC Conference Opportunity

The Ministry of Education has partnered with the Early Childhood Educators of BC for a third year to organize a specialized StrongStart BC offering at ECEBC’s 2017 annual conference. StrongStart BC facilitators who attend the 2017 conference will be able to access customized professional development as well as opportunity for networking with other StrongStart BC facilitators from around the province. A couple of exciting changes to this year include online registration, choice of four different workshops for StrongStart BC facilitators, and a StrongStart BC facilitator networking lunch.

Through funding from the Ministry of Education, StrongStart BC facilitator registration fees will be subsidized up to $325 per person. The subsidy will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Facilitators interested in attending the conference must register with ECEBC online at, by fax (604.709.6077), or email (  Please review ECEBC’s conference fee grid on page 20 of their conference brochure.  The brochure can be viewed at

To receive the subsidized registration fee, StrongStart BC facilitators must register for at least one of the four StrongStart BC facilitators’ workshops on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 (see page 20 of the conference brochure for the list)

The Ministry of Education is also prepared to offer a travel bursary to reduce the cost for school districts to send StrongStart BC facilitators to ECEBC’s 2017 annual conference.  While bursaries will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, priority will be given to applicants from the Interior, the Kootenays, and Northern BC regions. Maximum bursary amounts for school districts from each region can be found in the table below. Please complete the attached application form and submit it to ECEBC at or fax to 604.709.6077 by March 21, 2017

Conference Travel Bursary

For information regarding ECEBC Conference registration and the StrongStart BC travel bursary, please contact:


Ph: 604.709.6063 or 1.800.797.5602


Fax:  604.709.6077

Maximum Amounts for Travel Bursary
Northern BC = $2,500

Kootenays = $2,500

Interior = $2,500          

Northern Vancouver Island = $1,000

Southern Vancouver Island= $1,000

Sunshine Coast = $300

Lower Mainland = $200