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It's Back! BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast: Season 2, Episode1

Our Podcast is back! Join us for Season 2, as we delve deeper into the journey to Universal Child Care in BC. Starting with a special episode to celebrate 35 years of Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre!

In this episode, our former Executive Directors Maryann Bird, Dianne Liscumb, and Pam Preston discuss how Westcoast both affected change and was impacted by government policy over the past 35 years. 
 

Summer Update on our BC

Summer Update on our BC's Path Universal Child Care Podcast

This is a short update on what to expect with our podcast BC’s Path to Universal Child Care in September. It’s been a couple of months since our last episode and we wanted to let all our listeners know what to look forward to.

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast: Episode 8 - Stephanie Smith

In Episode 8 Gyda introduces Stephanie Smith from BC General Employees Union (also known as the BCGEU) to discuss the role of Unions in supporting child care sector during this time of change. 

Stephanie has been President at the BCGEU since May 2014, but previous to that she had a long career working as both an Early Childhood Educator and as a child care advocate. 

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast: Episode 7 - Karen Isaac

Episode 7 of Universal Child Care Podcast welcomes Karen Isaac from BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) to discuss the impacts of the federal Early care and Learning plan and the $10aDay child care plan on Indigenous children and families in BC.

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast: Episode 6 - Sharon Gregson

In episode 6 of our podcast charting BC’s Path to Universal Child Care, we explore Child Care Activism and Advocacy with Sharon Gregson, the provincial spokesperson for the $10aDay Child Care Campaign. 

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast: Episode 5 - Lynell Anderson

Welcome to episode 5! In this episode Gyda welcomes Public Policy Researcher and Community Engagement Specialist Lynell Anderson. Lynell joins us to discuss the development of a wage grid for the early childhood education sector in BC and to update us on the latest steps toward implementation. 
 

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast: Episode #4: Rita Chudnovksy

Welcome back to our Podcast and Happy New year! In Epsiode 4, Gyda welcomes her very own 'in real life' sister, Rita Chudnovsky. A tireless child care advocate, Rita talks us through the Roadmap for $10aday Child Care in BC.

Podcast Episode #3: Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (ECPN)

Podcast Episode #3: Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (ECPN)

Thank you for joining us on the BC’s Path to Universal Child Care podcast!

In Episode 3, Gyda welcomes our colleagues from the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network, also known as the ECPN, to discuss the ways their work brings families and early childhood professionals together in purposeful, mutually beneficial learning situations.

Podcast Episode #2: Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC)

Podcast Episode #2: Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC)

Welcome back to BC’s Path to Universal Child Care podcast, our new podcast featuring interviews with child care advocates, government officials, policy makers, educators, parents and child care organisations in BC, exploring the move toward a universal child care system.

In Episode 2, Gyda interviews Emily Gawlick, Executive Director and Sue Irwin, Interim Director of Programs from Early Childhood Educators of BC also known as ECEBC.

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care

Introducing our new podcast featuring interviews with child care advocates, government officials, policy makers, educators, parents and child care organisations in BC, exploring the move toward a universal child care system.

In our first episode, hosted by the incomparable Gyda Chud, our longstanding advocate and expert in child care and founding board member of Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre, we interview the Honourable Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care. Gyda and Minister Chen chat about the benefits of a Universal Child Care System to many stakeholders, including parents, child care providers and ECE students.