• The Second Edition of Early Childhood Week: Outstanding Participation by First Nations!
Dec 14, 2017

The second edition of Early Childhood Week took place from November 19 to 25, 2017.

 

This event, which is focused on rallying the population around early childhood to make it a priority, had positive effects in the First Nations communities and organizations. Indeed, more than a hundred activities and initiatives took place over the course of this week thanks to everyone’s engagement. These concrete actions have a significant impact on improving the well-being of First Nations children.

 

Early Childhood Week is an additional opportunity to promote the rights of First Nations children as stated in the Declaration of the Rights of First Nations Children. Indeed, a good many communities and organizations also drew inspiration from it to carry out their activities.

 

This year, in addition to popular activities such as walks, family activities and stories and legends, new activities were added such as the distribution of “Nos enfants, notre priorité” bracelets and changing social media profile pictures. Finally, a growing involvement among political and community leaders was observed.

 

The FNQLHSSC would like to express its sincere gratitude to everyone who participated in Early Childhood Week. Special thanks to the First Nations ambassador for Early Childhood Week, Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), and to the Chiefs of the AFNQL, who greatly contributed to promoting this event.

 

The tools developed by the FNQLHSSC as part of the 2017 edition of Early Childhood Week, including a video featuring eight First Nations elders and a customizable comic strip intended for families, are available here.