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Early Years Regional Gathering – Thunder Bay, ON

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

ANISHINABEK NATION

Early Years Regional Gathering

August 8, Location TBD, Thunder Bay, ON

The Journey Together – Early Years Commitment

On May 30, 2016, the provincial government released the Journey Together: Ontario’s Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous poeples, which set out Ontario’s plan for responding to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

As part of the plan, the Ministry of Education has commited to invest up to 23.5M over the next two years for new and enhanced child and family programs on-reseve, with up to 12M in ongoing annual operating funding beginning in 2018-19.

The Anishinabek Nation will be working with member communities over the course of the summer to identify early years needs and to develop proposals for provincially-funded child and family programs.

The Early Years Central Gathering will provide an opportunity for communities to learn more about the initiative from the Ministry of Education and to begin providing input on early years needs and priorities.

Consultants will be present to gather information on community needs, engage communities and to provide support to communities in development proposals fro future child and family programs.

For more details, visit these websites:

The Journey Together – www.ontario.ca/page/journey-together-ontarios-commitment-reconciliation-indigenous-peoples

One Year Progress Report – www.ontario.ca/page/journey-together-one-year-report

Anishinabek Nation will cover 1 representative from each community. Travel and meals will be reimbursed and accommodations will be covered.

RECOMMENDED TO ATTEND: Education Directors, Health Directors, Social Directors, Daycare/Childcare Supervisor’s and Managers

For future details, please contact Cecile Hookimaw at 705-497-9127 emaill: cecile.hookimaw@anishinabek.ca

The registration form is available HERE.

Details

Date:
August 15
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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