Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve

The Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve (AHSOR) Program nurtures the health growth and development of First Nations children. With programming designed and delivered by communities, the Aboriginal Head Start Program supports the physical, developmental, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual well-being of children from birth to age six.

Children in the Aboriginal Head Start Program gain:

  • Opportunities to develop self-confidence
  • A greater desire for learning
  • An excellent start in their journey towards becoming successful young people


The outreach program is home based. The Outreach Worker goes into the homes and does learning activities with the parents and their children thus learning from each other.

These activities are built around:

  • Culture and Language
  • Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition
  • Social Support
  • Parental Involvement


Other services and activities provided to on-reserve members are:

  • An annual pre-school wellness fair
  • A school readiness program held in July and August in conjunction with Skownan's Elsie Catcheway Early Learning Centre (Day Care)
  • Parenting workshops
  • Nutrition workshops for parents and children


For more information contact:


Connie Taylor, Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve Outreach Coordinator

Skownan First Nation Health Centre

Phone: (204) 628-3333 Ext. 226

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