Category: Archive 2017

OAHSA Video


The Ontario Aboriginal Head Start Association (OAHSA) is collectively united, with respect to our traditional teachings, to inspire, promote and support life-long learning and empowerment of our Aboriginal Head Start sites in urban and northern communities in Ontario.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Apology


‘A painful chapter of Canada’s history’: Read the PM’s apology for N.L. residential schools CBC News Posted: Nov 24, 2017 2:33 PM NT Last Updated: Nov 24, 2017 2:33 PM NT At the turn of the 20th century, the Moravian Mission and the International Grenfell Association, with the support of the provincial government, established schools […]

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Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative Awards Lynda Brown


“I would like to congratulate Lynda Brown on being a recipient of a Growing Up Great Award!!!!!!! As all of you know Lynda has worked for over 20 years in this community! She has worked hard to ensure that our youth have exceptional programs to attend; she has shared her culture not just at the […]

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Ottawa Community News


Local projects receive funds to lift youth out of poverty Nov 14, 2017 by Melissa Murray Ottawa West News With the help of provincial funding, the Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre will be able to begin a project in three different communities with the aim of lifting people out of poverty. Their program, called Equity in […]

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Vern Harper Award Recipient: Reepa Evic-Carleton


Reepa, Recognized for Her Invaluable Contributions! Reepa Evic-Carleton received the Chapin A’sin Elder Vern Harper Award for Excellence in the Provision of Culturally-Based Practice. Reepa was selected amongst other nominees based on her work and dedication to providing culturally-based care for the healing and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

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CBC News


City Services Can’t Keep Up Sept 23, 2017. Laura Osman , CBC News writes “Ottawa’s Indigenous families favour culturally specific programs over other services, according to the city, but existing organizations can’t keep up with demand. The city is researching what regions of Ottawa have the greatest need for early years centres and found a […]

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Radio-Canada Article


Radio-Canada Article about OICC MLaure Josselin is a journalist for Radio-Canada (CBC in french) and wrote a story about the OICC. She learned that the city finds that there’s not enough resources for new Indigenous parents, that the demand for the Inuit centre’s services is huge, but the waiting list is long. The article is […]

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Rideau High School Inuit Club


Inuit Youth at Rideau High School Follow the link below to the CBC website featuring OICC’s youth, Ooloosie Taukie and Kayla Power speak on the value of the Rideau High School Culture Club and the possible risk to youth with the OCDSB’s decision to close the high school. Listen to the CBC Radio One interview. […]

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