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Organization: Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre (The)  
Phone Numbers: 613-744-3133 ext 213
Fax: 613-744-7629 * 613-744-4075
230 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON
K1L 6P5
Intersection: Vanier Pkwy and McArthur Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Tumiralaat
Hours: Sivummut Head Start (2 programs) Mon-Thu 9 am-11:30 am, 1 pm-3:30 pm, Sep-Jun * Tumiralaat Inuit Childcare Program Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:30 pm, year-round * Tukimut After-School Program Mon, Tue, Thu 4 pm-7 pm * variety of programming available evening and we
Dates Available: Please see the website for more details about program dates, since some programs are not offered year-round.
Executives: Karen Baker-Anderson - Executive Director
613-744-3133 ext 215 *
Public Contacts: Bronwyn Rees - Director of Finance and Administration
613-744-3133 ext 210 *
Karen Baker-Anderson - Executive Director
613-744-3133 ext 215 *
Service Description: Inuit descent specific cultural programs

The Sivummut Head Start program: Half day program for Inuit children * teaches children about their Inuit culture * school readiness programming * healthy food * traditional food * field trips * social events * parenting classes * parenting workshops * home visits * individual family support

The Tumiralaat Childcare program: Full day childcare * cultural activities * field trips * nutritious food * traditional food * school readiness programming

Junior and Senior Kindergarten program: Full-day kindergarten * Ontario's first Inuit Kindergarten * in partnership with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board * teaches children about their Inuit culture * play-based learning * literacy and numeracy * English, Inuktitut and French language teaching

Tukimut Afterschool program: Homework support * cultural activities * crafts * music * recreational activities * healthy eating

Bridging the Gap program: Cultural training for school staff * support and workshops for parents * referrals and support for children in school system

Akwe:go Urban Aboriginal Children's program and Wasa-nabin Urban Aboriginal Youth program: Case management support for at-risk children and youth * case management supports * tools for helping children and youth make healthy choices

Uqausivut Inuktitut Language Classes: For complete beginners and intermediate Inuktitut speakers, these classes are offered free of charge to children, youth and the community at large

Systems Navigator: One-on-one supports for Inuit children and youth, including referrals to social service agencies, health and education supports, IPCs, etc.

Youth Small Business: Entrepreneurial program for Inuit youth working with local artists and artisans to produce, market and sell traditional and contemporary art

Youth Leadership and Youth Employment Readiness Programs: Supports youth in learning about skills and resources to help them prepare for employment, job opportunities, life-skills and in building leadership capacity

Parenting Program: Building effective parenting skills through facilitating parent programs, circles and one-on-one supports

Family Well-Being Program: A family-hub model of services for Inuit families in the Ottawa region, with wrap-around supports including: parenting programs, men's circles, women's circles, family drop-in programs, family camps, intake and referrals, adoptive and foster family cultural information and events, etc.

Women's Program: Advocacy work and training for mainstream service providers aimed at systemic changes for women and girls affected by violence

Additional project-based programs for Inuit elders, parents, youth, children and families are provided. Refer to website for more details about current programs offered.

Fees: Service - There is a fee for The Tumiralaat Childcare program * None - Other programs
Application: To register for the Sivummut Head Start or the Tumiralaat Inuit Childcare Program, call to fill out an application form * for all other program, call 613-744-3133 ext 248 for application and intake information
Eligibility / Target Population: Sivummut Head Start program: Inuit children 18 months to 6 years old and their families
Tumiralaat Childcare program: Inuit children 18 months to 6 years old
Inuit Junior and Senior Kindergarten program: Inuit children 4 and 5 years old
Youth programs: Inuit children 6 years and older (25 years)
Tukimut Afterschool program: Inuit children 6 to 13 years old
Bridging the Gap: Inuit children in Elementary School and High School and their families
Akwe:go: Inuit children 7 to 12 years old
Wasa-nabin: Inuit youth 13 to 18 years old
Youth Steering Committee: 12 to 18 years old
Youth Small Business and Youth Employment readiness: Inuit youth 13 to 18 years old
Parenting, Women's and Family programs: No restrictions
Languages: English
Area Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Child Care - Early Childhood Education Centres
Child Care - School-Age Programs
Parenting Education

This information was last completely updated on July 20, 2017

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