Peer Mentoring Program
The Peer-Mentoring Program established by Thompson Rivers University’s Professor Doctor Laura Doan, and in partnership with ECEBC will be receiving $1.4 million from an anonymous donor over 3 years. In addition, ECEBC has received $500,000 from the Ministry of Children and Family Development to further enhance the program over the 3 years.
The Peer-mentoring program started in Kamloops in 2018 as a pilot project and ended in 2020 with 17 peer-mentoring groups across BC. The Peer-Mentoring program
After the first year of funding, the Peer Mentoring Program, in partnership with ECEBC had 15 Communities of Practices, with 20 facilitators and up to 200 educators across BC. As we move into the second year of the Peer Mentoring Program, there will be an additional 10 Communities of Practice created, with a total of 25 CoPs including an all-Indigenous CoP from interior BC.
View the media release.
We are pleased to see recognition of the need for supports for early childhood educators, especially finding a way where they can help each other to build their resiliency and retain them in the profession.
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