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Engaging Canadians on Indigenous early learning and child care

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The Government of Canada is looking for thoughts and ideas to help develop an Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework that will reflect the unique cultures and needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children across Canada

Location

Online
Canada
Event date: 
31 May 2017 - 12:00pm - 21 Jul 2017 - 12:00pm

 

Event description

The Government of Canada is looking for thoughts and ideas to help develop an Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework that will reflect the unique cultures and needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children across Canada. This Framework will be co-developed with Indigenous peoples. A broad range of voices will be sought to:

  • Identify strengths, challenges and opportunities through engagement and dialogue
  • Discuss communities' needs and priorities
  • Develop meaningful principles and goals
  • Plan concrete actions in the short, medium and long-term

This initiative will also examine the following three federal Indigenous early learning and child care programs to better understand what is working well and what could be improved:

These programs are part of a broader group of federal Indigenous education and health programs (such as First Nations kindergarten on-reserve funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada). Views on how these programs can better work together to support improved health, education and wellness of Indigenous children and families are welcomed as part of this engagement.

Who will be engaged

We want to hear from parents, family members, communities, early childhood educators, youth, Elders, experts and leaders about their vision for early learning and child care for Indigenous children and families so that we can build on what is working and improve for the future.

How to participate

We invite you to read the Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Discussion Guide before submitting your views.

There are several ways to share your input.

Send your feedback online using our feedback form:

Host your own community dialogue and send us your feedback:

We have developed a toolkit that can be used to inform your dialogue as well as gather and submit the results. You may also customize the content in the kit to respond to your community’s or organization’s specific needs. The toolkit includes:

  • Overview
  • Discussion guide
  • Response template

Send us your feedback

-reprinted from the Government of Canada

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