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 Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. until noon.


Chart of Indigenous Child and Family Centre hours



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!

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. ...