Step By Step Child and Family Center is looking to hire a Mohawk Language and Culture Facilitator (Maternity Replacement).The deadline to apply is Friday, October 3rd at 4:00pm. The posting and full job description are available HERE.
WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR AT STEP BY STEP!
On Friday, August 22nd we held a Meet and Greet for families and teaching staff at the Center. Teachers briefed families on the daily routine of the classroom and filled parents in on what their children would do throughout the year. Families were able to tour the classroom and the rest of the building to get to know where they and their children will be spending time in the new year.
The first day back for the new year was August 25th. Returning children started on the same day with new children were scheduled on a staggered basis to ease their transition to their new environment. Children made their way around the classroom trying out the many activities prepared to welcome them to their new classroom. They met their teachers and made some new friends!
Step By Step has been selected as the recipient of a Pro Am golf tournament at Kanawaki Golf Club which toook place on July 23rd, 2014. We are so grateful to have been considered to receive $24,000.00 that we will use to continue to provide quality services to Kahnawake children and families. Nià:wen Kanawaki!
Leaving Ceremony and Family Picnic 2014<
Celebrating 25 Years (and more)!
Step By Step has certainly grown in the past 30 years since the 7 founding famliles first opened their arms and doors to welcoming children and families of Kahnawake. Before we knew it, we had over 50 full time/permanent staff and were providing services to over 160 children and families! Human Resources and the rest of the Management Team worked together this year to develop a recognition celebration for years of service. Starting with Suzi Deer Diabo, who celebrated her 25th anniversary alongside Step By Step in 2008, this year we celebrated 4 other staff. Education Assistants Darlene Goodleaf and Barbie Marquis both celebrated 25 years in 2011. This year Colleen Jacobs, our Child and Family Support Worker, and Debbie Delisle, Executive Director celebrated 25 years of service to Step By Step's Children and Families. Congratulations Suzi, Darlene, Barbie, Colleen & Debbie! We look forward to having you all as part of our family for many more years to come!
(Above left - Board Chairperson Patricia Deer presenting to Debbie Delisle).
(Above right - Debbie Delisle presenting to Colleen Jacobs).
(Above left - Debbie Delisle presenting to Barbie Marquis).
(Above right - Debbie Delisle presenting to Darlene Goodleaf).
Step By Step contributes to McGill Daily article
Debbie Delisle Giasson, our Executive Director and other community members were interviewed for the McGill Daily. The article entitled “Revitalizing endangered languages
Learning opportunities for Indigenous languages in Quebec” ran in conjunction with the United Nations’ International Mother Language Day on February 21st. The article can be viewed HERE.
Some of Step By Step's staff braved the freezing cold temperatures and participated in the Day of Action on Tuesday, January 28th against the Canadian Government's planned implementation of the FNEA (First Nations Education Act). Our Children are OUR Future!
SBS a winner in FNQLHSSC Photo contest!
In December, Step By Step entered a photo contest held by the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) to celebrate Universal Children’s Day.
Universal Children’s Day is held to recognize the adoption on November 20, 1989, of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This Convention is one of the international legal instruments that guarantee and protect human rights. Its purpose is to protect the rights of all the children of the world.
The article highlighted by the contest was Article 31 - "I have the right to play!" (1. States Parties recognize the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.)