BANAC - Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle
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Biinoojinsauk Child Care Centres

AHC - The Wolf

Elder Involvement

Our programming is intended to address the wholistic development of our children and as such, Elders play a vital role in our programs. Elders may participate in the following areas:

Project Support – Elders provide guidance to the Parent Council, integrate the use of the sacred medicines and provide teachings, as well as provide input into curriculum development.

Program Delivery – Elders and Grandparents are invited attend training for the Nookimis / Mishomis and Mother Goose programs to enhance and implement new skills.

Classroom Involvement – Elders may be asked to facilitate and provide smudges, opening prayers, legends, and teachings. They may be asked to provide guidance where required as well as lead with songs and stories.

Family Wellness Workers

The Bebminot Family Wellness Workers will provide guidance and support to the parent councils of the three Biinoojinsauk Childcare Centres to address child development, life skills, basic needs, parenting, cultural and traditional teachings, in home support, education and intervention and cultural identity.

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Parent Council

Our Parent Councils will consist of parents with children currently enrolled in our Biinoojinsauk Child Care Centre’s, grandparents, and parents that have previously had children enrolled in our centre’s and will be guided by the Biinoojinsauk Coordinator and Elders from our community.