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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 3, Episode 3: Morna Ballantyne

Welcome to Episode 3 in Season 3 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome you back to our podcast with our special guest: Morna Ballantyne, the Executive Director of Child Care Now, Canada’s national child care advocacy organization. 

We are honoured and grateful to welcome Morna Ballantyne to share insights on her involvement in the childcare profession, her national organization Child Care Now, and guidance and advice for childcare activists and advocates.

Learn more by listening to the episode now!

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 3, Episode 2: Sharon Gregson

Welcome to Episode 2 in Season 3 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome you back to our podcast with our special (and familiar) guest: Sharon Gregson, the provincial spokesperson for the $10aDay Child Care Campaign. 

We are honoured and grateful to welcome Sharon Gregson to share insights on the wage grid, expansion of new programs, and how to reduce fees to provide accessible, and affordable child care.

Learn more by listening to the episode now!

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 3, Episode 1: Derick Dubois & Tatiana Abi-Farrage

Welcome to Episode 1 in Season 3 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome you back to our podcast with our special guests: Derek Dubois & Tatiana Abi-Farrage, two early childhood education students from Vancouver Community College.

We are honoured and grateful to welcome Derek Dubois & Tatiana Abi-Farrage to share insights and personal experiences with us as they continue their education and career path in the childcare field.

Learn more by listening to the episode now!

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 2, Episode 9: Friday Bailey, Norma Stokes, and Katie Wahl

Welcome to Episode 9 in Season 2 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome our special guests: Friday Bailey, Norma Stokes and Katie Wahl.

We are honoured and grateful to welcome Friday Bailey, Norma Stokes and Katie Wahl to share how all the child care system changes are impacting rural communities from three Early Childhood Educators currently working in the field.

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 2, Episode 8: Minister Debra Fisher, Métis Nation BC

Welcome to Episode 8 in Season 2 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome our special guest: Minister Debra Fisher, Métis Nation BC.

Minister Debra Fisher is a loving daughter and wife who has hosted and cared for numerous international students, as well as children in foster care and short and long term emergency care. For over 26 years, she has worked in the educational setting, primarily as an Indigenous Education Support Worker. When Debra was given the title of Minister of Education (K-12 & Early Years), she was proud to be given this portfolio and continue meaningful work in the lives of children.

In this episode, we discuss Debra's career, the best ways to introduce and engage preschool age children with Métis people, resources, and more!

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 2, Episode 7: Eric Swanson

Welcome to Episode 7 in Season 2 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome our special guest: Eric Swanson.

Eric Swanson is a founding partner of Third Space Planning, where they support local governments and not-for-profit organizations with planning and policy development. Eric also co-authored the policy note, ‘Child Care and the Environment: Intersections and Opportunities in BC’, with Lynell Anderson for ECEBC and the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC.

In this episode, we discuss the connections between childcare and the environment, childcare facilities, powering a clean economy and more!

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 2, Episode 6: Grace Lore

Welcome to Episode 6 in Season 2 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome our special guest: Grace Lore. 

Grace Lore was elected the MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill in 2020. She is also the Minister of State for Child Care. She has been a dedicated anti-violence advocate, academic instructor and researcher, and community housing organizer.

In this episode, we discuss the benefits of universal health care programs,  expectations of group child care programs, next steps for child care activists, and more!

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 2, Episode 5: Maria Rodrigues and Linda Fong

Welcome to Episode 5 in Season 2 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we start off the new year with 2 very special guests: Maria Rodrigues and Linda Fong. Maria and Linda are both recipients of the Prime Ministers Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education.

In this episode, we welcome back Gyda Chud to help us acknowledge the incredible changes and practices that Maria and Linda have developed for children, families and educators. Throughout the podcast, we discuss Maria and Linda's exciting nominations, their committed history in the ECE profession, best practices and more.

Friday Spotlight Episode 14: Rosa Ng & Nora Mejia

Friday Spotlight Episode 14: Rosa Ng & Nora Mejia

Join us for a short seasonal special episode of our Friday Spotlight Podcast, with Rosa and Nora from the WCCRC Professional Development team!

Hear about our journey in 2022, the impact of your incredible feedback and some exciting online workshop news for 2023!

 

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 2, Episode 4: Gyda Chud

Welcome to Episode 4 in Season 2 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we turn the tables on our Interviewer Extraordinaire Gyda Chud, and ask her about her experiences and learning from her many years in the Child Care Sector. 

Gyda discusses the importance of sharing stories in retaining and embedding learning, for both children and adults.

BCs Path to Universal Child Care Podcast, Season 2 Episode 1

BCs Path to Universal Child Care Podcast, Season 2 Episode 1

In this episode, we explore how we find and sustain professional connections and meaning through communities of practice. We talk with Jacqueline Ewonus, Jen Vanderberg, Lisa Nicholson and Nicky Byres who are working as community of practice mentors with the ECE Professional Development Bursary Program. They share their powerful stories about participating in and leading communities of practice and the transformation that happens. Follow up with Jacqueline, Jen, Lisa, and Nicky through Instagram or Twitter @bc_communities_of_practice. Find out how to get funding for a community of practice at  eceprodbursary.org

Finding Connection and Meaning through Communities of Practice

 

 

Finding Connection and Meaning through Communities of Practice

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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. 
 

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