Childcare Leadership Group
Sept 14, 2023 – Feb 15, 2024
6 – 7:30 pm
Online and In-Person
Online via Zoom
In-person location – TBD
Working knowledge of English
Download the program flyer in PDF format.
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.
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
PIRS welcomes and encourages applicants with all residency statuses who intend to live in Canada long-term. With respect, diversity, and collaboration at the core of PIRS, we encourage applications from racialized women, LGBTQ+ identified people, people of colour, and people with disabilities.
For questions and application assistance, please contact:
Childcare Leadership Group (CLG) Inquiry Form
“I learned that if something needs to be changed, we can change it. At first, as an immigrant, I thought I should be silent, but now I know that we should talk about what needs to be changed. Through advocacy, we learned we can work for change. Felt better, I’m a piece of this community”
– CLG participant