Aboriginal Family Support Programs
WE ARE NOW LOCATED AT THE ABINOOJII GAMIG (CHILDCARE CENTRE) AT 821 MCIRVINE ROAD.
The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) is here to offer educational, cultural, preventative, and supportive services to parents and children, newborn to six years of age.
This program was developed to provide direct services and programs to Native youth, single parents, and high risk families in the areas of effective parenting, child development, fetal alcohol effects, pre-parenting preparation, and good life teachings.
It is our goal to provide our community with the following:
- to allow individuals in need, an opportunity to be educated on parenting.
- to recognize and meet the needs during the developmental year of infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children
- to help parents develop traditional family values that are culturally based
- to provide an atmosphere where clients are able to access current information about parenting
- to provide information concerning FAS/FAE and Fetal Smoking Syndrome.
Pre-Covid and Post-Covid Programming:
Community Kitchen — Come prepare a new and exciting meal, and bring it home to your family. This is a great opportunity to introduce new foods to your family in a healthy affordable way. Registered participants must come between 9 and 2 to prep/cook the meal. This program is ran weekly.
Kindergym — Let your little one crawl, jump, climb and dance at this fun play-based activity session! We will have large gross motor toys and equipment to let your child use their energy in a safe environment.
Little Eagles Club — This after school club for 4-6 year olds will let children play, explore, investigate and observe in a culturally appropriate way. We will use the Seven Teachings and discuss how they can use it in everyday life at home, school and within their community. Smudging, crafts and legends will be talked about this month.
Full Moon Ceremony — All ikwewag (women) are invited to participate in this cultural ceremony on the evening of the Full Moon. Please bring a skirt, tobacco and yellow cloth. Please dress weather appropriate.
Anishinabemowin Fruit & Veggie — Come play some games, meet new people, learn Ojibwe and bring home some fruits and veggies for your family.
Anishinaabe Circle Time — Songs, stories, books, legends, puppets, and more. Parents and children 0-6 are invited to this circle time which will include Ojibwe language and aboriginal culture. Everyone welcome.
CAPC One-to-Ones – Available by appointment only for registered clients, you can receive personal support and individual time with CAPC Workers. This time is also for clients who have appointments with other UNFC programs (Employment, Justice, Mental Health, etc.) and need assistance with their children at this time.
Daily Drop in Centre
One to One Support
We provide a Breastfeeding Friendly Environment
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NOTE: All programming activities target spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of parents and children in our community.
Vacant, CAP-C Worker
Nicole Pentney, CAP-C Worker
821 McIrvine Road, Fort Frances, Ontario