Shkoday was developed to start the Aboriginal Head Start initiative and to provide opportunities for children, youth and families through increased participation in cultural and neighbourhood based programming.

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Aboriginal Head Start

Thunder Bay Aboriginal Head Start provides holistic programming designed for children ages 2-6 years of age. Preschool children are enrolled in the alternating full-day program based on specific criteria and documents.

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Biwaase’aa has a goal to increase the life skills of Indigenous children, youth and their families through strategies of academic improvement, emotional development, cultural awareness and nutritional support.

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About Shkoday

Shkoday is a community-based organization helping Indigenous children create a brighter future. The organization ignites the spirit within to support families, children and youth on their journey to a well-balanced life.

Through holistic and cultural programming, Shkoday is passionate about connecting families to their community, culture and inspiring role models. This sparks a sense of belonging and nurtures the identity and spiritual fire in every child, youth and family member. Shkoday’s knowledgeable, warm and caring staff share and carry on love, skills, language and knowledge, to encourage and facilitate cultural education and programming for children, youth and families.

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Shkoday Biwaase'aa and Aboriginal Head Start are always looking for eager and talented individuals.