Pimaatisiwin Program

February 7, 2007


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Pimaatisiwin Program

Pimaatisiwin means, “A good way of life”.

In our program we aim to help promote a healthy way of life among Native people by focusing on the developmental needs of Native children aged 0-6 years.

Our Philosophy is to focus on these young children and their families, as we believe in so doing, we strengthen and empower our entire community.

We offer young children and mothers arrange of programs and services which focus on prenatal, infant and child development and nutrition, parenting/caring giving skills and cultural development.

Our Goal

  • To deliver culturally based, holistic informative lectures, workshops, and circles designed for the urban native families.
  • To support culturally based, holistic preventative healthcare to new and expectant mothers.
  • To provide greater access to community leaders and Elders
  • To support and encourage women and their young children on their healing journeys.

This unique program is culturally based and includes:

  • Referrals
  • Emergency services: food, clothing, infant formula, and diapers.
  • Child Development (ages 0-6)
  • Women’s circles for moms and caregivers
  • Parent Relief
  • Access to traditional teachers and elders
  • Cultural Activities
  • One on one support and counseling

Our program is supported by Ka:nen under the auspices of the Community Action Program for Children (CAP-C) as part of the Brighter Futures Initiative.

For more info, contact:

Tanya Souliere / Tracy Sauve
(416) 963-9963 ext. 229