Ginoogaming First Nation opens AHSOR facility, OAHS receives $1M for childcare centre in Sault Ste Marie

Two communities in Ontario are celebrating good news related to childcare and early childhood education. Ginoogaming First Nation has announced that it has opened the Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve (AHSOR) facility for children from birth to six years old. The new facility will allow the First Nation to expand its childcare spaces to up to 71 children, and will provide space for children to enjoy traditionally prepared wild foods, learn legends, and have visits from Elders. “We know how crucial it is to support our children and youth with education programs and facilities,” said Ginoogaming First Nation Chief Sheri Taylor. “As we continue to look at ways to reduce the gap in First Nation infrastructure for our community, this marks the first of many projects we hope to get under way for Ginoogaming First Nation.” Meanwhile, in Sault St Marie, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp has announced that it will be providing $1M to the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) and Waabinong Head Start Family Resource Centre to build a childcare facility that will promote the Anishinaabek culture and language.

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