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.

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

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