Akwe:go Program

Providing holistic support for Inuit children ages 7-12 in need of additional supports.

The Akwego Urban Aboriginal Children’s Program works with at-risk children between the ages of 7 and 12 to provide individualized supports to their specific needs. The program provides a direct, individualized service approach to address each client’s unique needs based on 5 program objectives: Provision of Social Supports; Health and Physical Development; Institutional Interventions; Children with Disabilities/FASD; and Children in Care.

“Tauki’s swimming skills are way better now, he enjoys swimming so much more.”

“I’m so thankful for everything you do. My daughter loves this program.”

Activities:

  • I love to Cook
  • I love to Skate
  • I love to Swim
  • Tutoring
  • Home Visits
  • School Visits
  • Girl’s Night
  • Boy’s Night
  • Recreational and physical activities
  • Cultural activities

Highlights:

  • Having Inuit Elder every Tuesday night
  • Foster children being able to visit with parents during programming
  • Taking kids to the ‘A Promise is A Promise’ Play

Funders:

Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

For more information, call Chad Johnson, 613-746-5400, ext. 222 – akwego@ottawainuitchildrens.com

Nikkutai Folger is on a Leave Of Absence