New Indigenous-led child development program coming to Waterloo region this spring – CBC

Mar 20, 2023

SOAHAC wants to recruit for program this month and hopes to launch it in April or May

Indigenous families with young children, or who are expecting, will soon have culturally informed wraparound care in Waterloo region as part of a new partnership.

The Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) in Cambridge worked with the region’s Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) program to launch an Indigenous-led healthy child development program this spring.

The program will offer families help with care from the pre-natal stages all the way through to six years of age, said Charisse Sayer, integrated care manager with SOAHAC.

“This particular program will work directly with the maternity programs in the hospital as well as with mid-wives and other providers that are helping our community with their birthing experience,” Sayer said.

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