Category: Archive 2011

Ottawa centre offers Inuktitut kindergarten


Around the Arctic February 18, 2011 – 9:38 am “We had to come south for this?” Sue Qitsualik is a family support coordinator at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre while her daughter Rebecca attends the kindergarten program next door. (PHOTO BY SARAH ROGERS) SARAH ROGERS The Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre at 244 MacArthur Ave in […]

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A first for kindergarteners in Ontario


January 27, 2011 by Michelle Nash Source: YourOttawaRegion.com A new kindergarten class offers children, their families and their community a chance to let their culture thrive. Robert E. Wilson Public School has partnered with the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre to run the first-ever Inuit Kindergarten class in Ontario. The program has been running since October, […]

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OICC Awarded United Way’s Community Builder Award


Congratulations on your 2011 Community Builder of the Year Award. We thank you for your contributions to our community — and your community thanks you too. It is your devotion to building community that helps to make Ottawa such a great city to live in. In the winter of 2012 United Way Ottawa will send […]

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Fred Simpson, Recipient of Prime Minister’s Award


2011 – Prime Minister’s Award Recipients of Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education Announced, Ottawa, October 5, 2011 The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, on behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, today announced the recipients of the 2010–11 Prime Minister’s Awards […]

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When North Moves South, Spirit Publication


2011 – When North Moves South Source : AANDC Spirit Publication With approximately 2,000 Inuit residing in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital is home to the largest southern Inuit population. It is a community nurtured by the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre (OICC)   approximately 90 children attend educational programs each day, related to their culture and language. […]

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Urban Inuk Uprising


2011 – Urban Inuk Rising Story – by Lynda Brown Photos from the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre – by Stephanie Foden I was given a T-shirt years ago that features in bold letters the words “Lifelong Urban Inuk.” Those words began as a joke between friends but have come to define who I am and […]

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