Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre (The)

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Alternate Name Akwe:go Urban Aboriginal Children's program ; Bridging the Gap ; OICC ; OICC Youth Programs ; Ottawa Inuit Kindergarten program ; Sivummut Head Start program ; The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre ; The Uqausivut Language Program ; Tukimut After School Program ; Tumiralaat Childcare Program
Legal Name The Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Vanier
Address & Map
230 McArthur Ave
Ottawa, ON K1L 6P5
 
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Intersection Vanier Pkwy and McArthur Ave
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - Tumiralaat
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) 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 children and youth, including referrals to social service agencies, health and education supports, IPCs, etc. 
 
Youth Programs: leadership programs, Drop-in, Student Support, homework support, employment readiness, camps, special events, etc. 
 
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. 
 
EarlyON Program: Family hub model for children and family programs, including drop-in, pre- and post-natal, women's and men's circles etc. 
 
Mental Wellness and supports: counselling services, group sessions, one-on-one referrals and supports for mental wellness 
 
Additional project-based programs for Inuit elders, parents, youth, children and families are provided. Refer to website for more details about current programs offered.
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 
 
Community programming evenings and weekends * visit website for information on other programs
Dates Please see the website for more details about program dates - some programs are not offered year-round.
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 1.5 year(s) - 25 year(s) 
 
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 Programs: Inuit youth 13 years and over 
Parenting: Women's and Family programs: No restrictions
Application To register for the Sivummut Head Start or the Tumiralaat Inuit Childcare Program, call to fill out an application form * for all other programs, call 613-744-3133 ext 248 for application and intake information
Languages English ; Inuktitut
Fees Service - There is a fee for The Tumiralaat Childcare program ; None - Other programs ; Fee assistance available for The Tumiralaat Childcare program ; assistance is provided by City of Ottawa.
Service Categories Aboriginal Head Start Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; Cultural Heritage Groups ~ Indigenous Communities ; Family Literacy Programs ~ Indigenous Communities ; School Readiness Programs ~ Indigenous Communities
Waiting List Yes * for toddler and preschool programs, register through City of Ottawa Centralized Waiting List
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-744-3133 ext 213
Fax 613-744-7629 ; 613-744-4075
E-Mail info@ottawainuitchildrens.com
Website www.ottawainuitchildrens.com
Primary Contact Bronwyn Rees, Director of Finance and Administration; Phone: 613-744-3133 ext 210; Email: brees@ottawainuitchildrens.com
Alternate Contact Karen Baker-Anderson, Executive Director; Phone: 613-744-3133 ext 215; Email: kbaker@ottawainuitchildrens.com
Volunteer Coordinator Lynda Brown, Manager of Youth Programs; Phone: 613-746-5400 ext 223; Email: lbrown@ottawainuitchildrens.com
Primary Executive Karen Baker-Anderson, Executive Director; Phone: 613-744-3133 ext 215; Email: kbaker@ottawainuitchildrens.com
Other Details
Established 2005
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services * Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport * Ministry of Education * Ministry of Children and Social Services * Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres * Play for Prevention ; Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada * Department of Canadian Heritage * Status of Women Canada * Employment and Social Development Canada ; United Way - United Way Ottawa ; Private - Ottawa Carleton District School Board * Pincecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre ; Foundation - The Ontario Trillium Foundation * Community Foundation Ottawa * TD Bank
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Newsletter * Annual Report * Research Reports * Strategic Plan
Resources Book lending, Cultural resource library, Website, Video, Printouts
Accreditation No, licensed by the Ministry of Education

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