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April is Cultural Awareness Month!

  

April is Cultural Awareness Month in Kahnawake. A chock-full of activities are planned for the whole month. Workshops for the entire community, an art exhibit, and a Mini Sing are only a few of the many opportunities available for the community to come out and celebrate our collective identity. The 2-sided calendar of events is available to print by clicking on the icon below:

 

    

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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.)

We are pleased to announce that Step by Step was selected as a winner in the Service category. Other categories included Family and Community. The FNQLHSSC will be paying to fill our playground with "loose parts" for the summer. Cedar boards, PVC piping, and different types of materials will be made available for the children in the playground to imagine, explore, and create! Below is our submission:

 

"The children are engaged in the exploration of Loose Parts (a collection of materials with no specific set of directions). The excitement and joy show on their faces as they cooperate, communicate, and problem solve together with little or no adult intervention."

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Step By Step is a Nut-Free environment. Please check ingredients on all food items sent in with children.
 
Step By Step practices Scent-Free Awareness. Please refrain from wearing scented products, or perfumes while at the Center.
  • A copy of Kahnawake's Position on the First Nations Education Act is available for viewing at reception. Community members are invited to sign the petition in support of Kahnawake's position. The document is available for viewing HERE.
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  • Is your child on our Waiting List? Did you know you and your child can take advantage of our programs and services while you wait for a place? Check out our informational pamphlet My Child is on the Waiting List...What Are the Next Steps? located in the Parent Information section!

 

 

Step By Step is always looking for items to help to continue to run our innovative programs! If you have any of the following, please contact the Center! Niá:wen!

  • Umbrellas (preferably see through), and raincoats or ponchos (all children's sizes)
  • Spare clothes, especially boys sizes 2 to 5. Pants, underpants, and socks!