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Leading Change

Leading in a Changing Environment: Promoting the Voices of BC's Early Care and Learning Sector

Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia (ECEBC) are delighted to announce the conclusion of
Leading in a Changing Environment: Promoting the Voices of BC's Early Care and Learning Sector. This 18-month collaborative learning and investigative journey examined the Early Childhood Education sector in BC from the perspective of 36 Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) spanning every region of the province.


About The Leading Change Program

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Gratitude to the Early Childhood Educators from the Leading Change cohort! Photo taken at the Leading Change celebration wrap-up event and open house in November 2023 in Richmond, BC. Photo credit: Shawn Nygren.

This project was led by ECEBC in partnership with Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) with funding from Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE). BC Metis Nation, ECEBC leadership alumni, and core partners provided insights and guidance to the program throughout the two years.

The Early Childhood Educators in the program were engaged in conversations of change between May 2022 and October 2023. Participants engaged in a monthly online community of practice session focused on skills, topics, and tools for effective change management. They also connected regularly within small peer cohorts and benefited from regular reflective practice and knowledge sharing sessions with guest speakers and knowledge keepers. Each of the Leading Change participants activated a local community change project, based on a topic relevant to the sector, that they felt personally connected to.

Explore and learn more about Leading Change from the documents and media below:

Project Samples

Three of the Leading Change community projects created public artefacts that can be viewed online:

Have questions about the Leading Change program or other ECEBC leadership initiatives?

STAY TUNED: ECEBC is in the process of evaluating the impact of the Leading Change program. Stay tuned for how this will shape the next wave of ECEBC leadership initiatives. If you have ideas for what you would like to see in future leadership offerings, please be in touch with ECEBC and ask for someone in the Education and Professional learning department at

Or reach out to the Peer Mentoring Program for Early Childhood Educators of BC to learn about the possibilities for sharing collective wisdom with mentorship and leadership in your community! Contact Tammy Dewar, ECEBC Peer Mentoring Program lead at


Project Partners

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This project has been funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada