We help provide Aboriginal children with a positive sense of self, a desire for learning, and opportunities to develop as successful young people.


AHS prepares Aboriginal children for their school years by supporting their spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth.


Parents, guardians and extended family are supported as the child's first and most influential teachers, and the wisdom of elders is valued.


Our projects are locally designed, locally controlled, and administered by non-profit Aboriginal organizations.


Aboriginal Head Start directly involves parents and the community in the management and operation of projects.

New Beginnings

The Connection for Aboriginal Children

To provide cultural, spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical programming to Aboriginal children 0-6 years of age, with emphasis on 3-5 year olds in order to prepare them for success in school, in a culturally appropriate manner. The program is intended to provide education, supports and resources to children and parents and to support parents in their role as being the most important teacher their child will ever have. Training for parents is provided and is offered based on the needs and desires of the parents and families. This program is offered in the City of Thompson and in the communities of Wabowden and Thicket Portage.