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AHSUNC Projects in Nova Scotia

Our Children And Our Way

Organization

Mi'kmaq Native Friendship Centre

Telephone

902-422-7850

Description

Our Children and Our Way is sponsored by the Mi'kmaq Native Friendship Centre located in the Mi'kmaq Child Development Centre. The Halifax area has a large and diverse off-reserve Aboriginal population that includes approximately 500-600 from birth to age six.

Our Children and Our Way aims to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal families with young children through positive contemporary and traditional teachings. The centre offers a school readiness program and other family-related programs. The components of these programs include nutrition, education, social support, health promotion, culture and language, and parental support.