Bridging the Gap Program

Focusing on children, parents, and schools to ensure success for Inuit in Ottawa schools

This program was originally designed to continue services for Inuit who graduated from our preschool programs. Bridging the Gap has evolved in its service delivery based on the demands to serve Inuit children and families.

Activities:

  • Supported school aged children and their families
  • Advocated for services needed
  • Referred to programs/events
  • Attended school meetings with parents
  • Provided Inuit curriculum materials to teachers
  • Held events/workshops for parents, children, youth, teachers and school support staff
  • Actua Science Camp
  • Outdoor Education Summer Camp
  • Referred to Dreams Take Flight (Disney World Trip)
  • Cultural presentations in over 75 schools
  • Cultural presentations for other agencies/organizations
  • Focus on Youth Summer Students

Highlights:

  • Being a part of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force (OCDSB)
  • All the youth volunteers at our Outdoor Education Camp
  • Seeing our children’s pride during cultural presentations

Funders:

Ottawa Carleton District School Board
Ottawa Catholic School Board

For more information, call Rachel, 613-744-3133, ext. 214 – [email protected]
Or call Kayla, 613-744-3133, ext. 214 – [email protected]