Childcare Leadership Group

Group of women, discussion panel


The Childcare Leadership Group (CLG) is a community of practice for women interested in leading positive change in the childcare system and advancing gender equality. Our program offers training in systems-thinking, advocacy, and leadership to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to make a difference in your field.

CLG is part of the Building a Childcare System that Works for Immigrant and Refugee Women project – a 2.5-year PIRS initiative funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada.

Why join

Benefits of joining PIRS Childcare Leadership Group:

  • Receive support and training to build your leadership and advocacy capacity
  • Engage with stakeholders and decision-makers within the childcare sector in BC and nationally 
  • Amplify your voice and lived experiences through media, policy consultations, and other sector gatherings 
  • Build a network of women passionate about contributing towards more inclusive and accessible childcare systems
  • Receive honoraria for participation

Who it’s for

This program is best suited for immigrant and refugee women who are passionate about childcare (as a parent, worker, employer, advocate), who have working knowledge of English and are available to attend weekly training sessions (Sept 2023 – Feb 2024).

The program has no immigration status restrictions and is open to women with any status (for example, temporary visitor, refugee claimant, permanent resident, citizen),  who intend to live in Canada long-term.

How to apply

For questions and application assistance, please contact:

Email: womenleadership@pirs.bc.caPhone: 604-298-5888

Childcare Leadership Group (CLG) Inquiry Form

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