Friday, October 25, 2019

Halloween Costume Lending & Donation Program

Are you looking for a last minute children's costume? or have old gently used costumes to donate? Visit 236 Woodhaven Road in Kitchener and take a look at the selection. All Costumes are free to use.

Volcano Pumpkin Making

Our next Art Sensory Exploration, we will be making a Volcano Pumpkin. Mark your calendars for Wednesday October 30th 2019 between 10:00AM to 11:00AM.

Happy Halloween!


Join us on Halloween Day October 31, 2019 at 10AM for Pumpkin Painting, Cupcake making and a Monster Mash Dance Party. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Anishnabeg Outreach Family Centre Soft Opening


Anishnabeg Outreach Family Centre will be holding a soft opening Tuesday April 2, 2019 at 9:00AM -12:00PM. Located at 236 Woodhaven Rd, Kitchener. Come take a look at the new centre.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

At the St. Paul’s Pow Wow: Talking with the Community about the Indigenous Child and Family Centre




Poster for St. Paul's Pow Wow


On Saturday, September 22, staff and directors from Anishnabeg Outreach attended St. Paul’s 15th Annual Pow Wow at Waterloo Park.

We enjoyed traditional drumming and dancing throughout the sunny afternoon and also had the pleasure of speaking with many community members. We were glad to invite young children and their family members to visit our Indigenous Child and Family Centre when it opens later this fall.


Poster promoting child and family centre

We are also grateful that so many individuals offered to donate to the centre and volunteered to help renovate the soon-to-be-opened space.

Poster seeking volunteers

The Anishnabeg Outreach Child and Family Centre will open late October or early November at 236 Woodhaven Road, near Courtland Avenue and Fairway Road in Kitchener.  

The child and family centre will be open to all children 0-6 years and their families for learning and fun in a culturally-dynamic environment. Once the centre opens, families will be welcome to drop in Monday to Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.





The centre is 10 minutes from GRT bus stops:

• Wilson/Fairlawn (2593) on Route 7 Southbound
• Wilson/Woodhaven (2597) on Route 7 Northbound
• Vanier/Siebert (2731/2379) on Route 8



Map of bus stops near the Indigenous Child and Family Centre


We are eager to see you at the Indigenous Child and Family Centre! Check back here for more information about our opening events!

To donate or volunteer to help build Waterloo Region’s first Indigenous Child and Family Centre, email stephen@aocan.org. Thank you!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Family Centre is coming soon!!

Our centre is part of a network of Early Childhood and Family Centres across Ontario. The AO Early Years and Family Centre is part of a proposed innovative hub for Indigenous lead and supported programming that serves First People, as well as the general public living in the Waterloo Region. 
 
We have partnered with Waterloo Region to deliver our services and we are funded by the province’s Journey Together reconciliation initiative. Learning from the YMCA and other early years partners we are intending to reproduce common best practices while delivering life long learning opportunities and social space for families with a special emphasis on supporting those first few years of life.  We will be focused on providing Indigenous lead and developed programs associated with traditional and land-based wisdoms and skills.  We will be relying on the ongoing guidance of Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers to deliver these programs. 

Based on an asset model we are aiming our programming toward building spirit and fostering inclusive community. We are committed to engaging parents, caregivers, families and children to help develop meaningful, and lasting connections.

Halloween Costume Lending & Donation Program

Are you looking for a last minute children's costume? or have old gently used costumes to donate? Visit 236 Woodhaven Road in Kitchener ...