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.

The Pas Sweetgrass Head Start Centre Inc.

145 Larose Avenue
Box 2040
The Pas, MB R9A 1L7 

Reception Area: 204-627-6864
Executive Director: 204-627-6866
Fax: 204-623-7136
Email: swtgrass@mymts.net

The Pas Sweetgrass Head Start Centre Inc. provides and supports Aboriginal pre-school children residing off-reserve to develop a desire for learning opportunities. We provide a safe, nurturing, stimulating, and culturally appropriate environment. Our program is available to First Nations, Metis and Inuit children three to five/six years of age, as well as parents.

The program is open Monday to Thursday consisting of two groups of children. The morning session runs from 9:00 am to 12:00, with the afternoon group coming in at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (This includes travel time for children and parents.)

The six components of Culture and Language, Education, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Social Support Program, and Parental Involvement are incorporated in the ‘Teachings Curriculum’ and are part of the daily schedule.

For anyone wishing to contact us about the Aboriginal Head Start site in The Pas, please call/email us. We will gladly respond to any inquiries you may have regarding the program.