Aboriginal Head Start

WE ARE NOW LOCATED AT ABINOOJII GAMIG (CHILDCARE CENTRE) AT 821 MCIRVINE ROAD.

About the Aboriginal Head Start Program

The Zaagi-idiwin Aboriginal Head Start Program is a culturally specific school readiness program offered to Urban Indigenous families with children ages 2.5 to 5 years. The Aboriginal Head Start Program is funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and sponsored by the United Native Friendship Centre. It is a licensed child care program through the Ministry of Education.

Goal

Our goal is to meet the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical needs of the children. We provide programming in six core areas: education and school readiness, Aboriginal culture and language, health promotion and nutrition, parental involvement and social support.

View this short video to see what the Aboriginal Headstart Program is about. 

Application Process

Registration for the 2021-2022 AHS program year is currently closed.  However, if you would like to submit an application to be placed on the waiting list please email them to cmcmahon@unfc.org.  Applications can be faxed to 807-274-8500 or dropped off in the at 821 McIrvine Road.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.  Miigwech.

Child and Family Registration Application Form (PDF)

Contact

Phone: 807-274-7244 
Fax: 807-274-8500

Charity McMahon, Abinoojii Gamig Supervisor
cmcmahon@unfc.org 

Karly Rousseau, Abinoojii Gamig Assistant Assistant Supervisor
krousseau@unfc.org

Educators/RECE’s 
ahsclassroom@unfc.org

Vacant, Resource Teacher

Christie Brown, Family Cultural Worker
cbrown@unfc.org

Mindy Taschuk, Cook
mtaschuk@unfc.org

Child and Family Registration Application Form (PDF)