Aboriginal Head Start


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there has been significant changes in regards to child care in Ontario that will affect the way in which we are able to provide our program to the families in our community.  One of the changes having the greatest impact on our program being the REDUCED group size/COHORT grouping which significantly limits the amount of spaces available for our child care program.  As we appreciate our community’s interest in our program, we are mandated to offer spots to those families that meet the mandatory selection criteria and are in the highest need (low income, high risk, families living on assistance, etc.).  If you have any questions regarding the AHS program please do not hesitate to call and speak to the Program Coordinator, Charity McMahon at 274-7244 or email at cmcmahon@unfc.org.   

The AHS application process is now closed for the 2020/2021 program year.  If you would like to submit an application to be placed on the waiting list please email them to cmcmahon@unfc.org.  Applications can also be faxed to 807-274-8500 or dropped off in the mailbox at 308 Butler Avenue for contactless delivery.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.  Miigwech.

Child and Family Registration Application Form (PDF)


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. 


If you are interested in learning more about what the program has to offer, please call 807-274-7244


Charity McMahon, Early Learning Programs Lead

Karly Rousseau, Early Learning Programs Assistant

Dana Ward, Head Teacher

Courtney Plourde, Registered Early Childhood Educator 

Classroom Assistants (Cassondra Caul & Emily Bird) Registered Early Childhood Educators 

Shawna McRitchie, Certified Resource Teacher

Susan Councillor, Family Cultural Worker

Mindy Taschuk, Cook