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.

Selkirk Onashiwin Aboriginal Head Start Program

Telephone: 204-482-6419
Email: sfcahs@mymts.net

Our Head Start name ‘Onahsiwin’ means to mentor and guide. The Selkirk Onashiwin Aboriginal Head Start Program provides bus transportation, nutritious snacks, crafts, exciting field trips and the opportunity to make lifelong friendships with the children.

Cultural events, social events, and parent workshops are made available to our families.

To empower them to bring forth their unique abilities and further develop as role models for their children and community. We will strive to provide an environment that is caring, friendly, educational, socially fun and culturally stimulating.

The Head Start Program is offered to Aboriginal children (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) who are 3 and 4 years of age. Our program runs from September to June inclusive.

Our hours of operation are as follows:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am-10:45 am (3 year olds) | 12:30 pm-3:00 pm (4 year olds)

For more information call Kathy or Lisa at 482-6419 or email sfcahs@mymts.net. Applications can be picked up at the Head Start Program or The Selkirk Friendship Centre.