Aboriginal Ways Tried and True (WTT) Framework

The Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to announce the publication of the new Aboriginal Ways Tried and True (WTT) Framework, a new approach to seek out and identify Aboriginal best practices in health promotion and chronic disease prevention within a cultural context that respects First Nations, Inuit and Métis traditional approaches to health and wellness. The Framework describes the rationale and methodology the Agency used to develop this unique approach. Through a highly collaborative process with over 80 individuals, regular consultation with a WTT Working Group, interviews with Aboriginal health experts, and focused literature reviews, the Agency developed a new way to assess Aboriginal interventions for inclusion on the new Ways Tried and True web page on the Canadian Best Practices Portal. The Framework describes this new assessment tool,…
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Great play ideas for children!

CTV Morning Live includes a segment on Tots to Teens.  It is a continuation of our commitment to share the value of play.  Get some great ideas for playing with your children! http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/ctv-morning-live/tots-to-teens
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Online Child Care Registry The Online Child Care Registry is now available province-wide

Centre-based programs are located in a variety of community settings such as schools, community centres and commercial spaces. Home-based child care programs operate from the provider’s home. A licence is required by the province if care is provided to more than four children under the age of 12 or to more than two children under the age of two, including the provider’s own children, as required by The Community Child Care Standards Act.  To learn more about the Act and requirements for licensing, click here. If you are looking for licensed care anywhere in Manitoba, click: http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/parentupdate/index.html Use the Online Child Care Registry to: Find licensed child care providers that meet your needs. Register your children with several providers at once. Show that you are already on a provider’s waiting list. Learn more about Manitoba child care…
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Department of Education, Early Childhood Education Unit

Research clearly indicates that a child’s early years are critical to lifelong development. Providing children with a strong start in the early years will result in positive outcomes for families, communities and the province as a whole. The Early Childhood Education Unit provides leadership and support to school divisions in the area of early learning for children up to age 8 years. Through a collaborative approach, the unit partners with school divisions, other government departments (provincial, federal), Early Learning and Child Care, educational stakeholder groups, and parents to promote developmentally appropriate programming and services that help to prepare children for successful school entry and optimal learning in the early years. Visit the site at www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/childhood/index.html
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Raising the Village

Raising the Village It takes a village to raise a child... What does it take to raise the village? Visit Tracy Smyth and Tammy Dewar's  website www.raisingthevillage.ca 
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