Welcome to the BC Regional Innovation Endowment Chair (BC RIC) in Aboriginal Early Childhood Development (AECD) web site at Vancouver Island University. The Leading Edge Endowment Fund of BC provided $1.25 million for the Chair and an additional $1.25 million was granted by the previous Federal Government’s Early Learning & Child Care Fund. An endowment was established to invest in Aboriginal Early Childhood Development to help strengthen the health and prospects of Aboriginal children. The Chair has now begun the task of implementing the research and innovation plan formed in collaboration with many committed individuals and organizations.

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