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Rhea, a new mom in Maskwacis, Alberta, shares a Facebook post about her own experience of the program

Collaborating with First Nations and the Yukon First Nation Education Directorate to adapt to needs in different communities, including Whitehorse

Annette Morin reflects on her journey of resilience: from mother of eight to helping new moms in Maskwacis, Alberta

An Emineskin Cree Nation Elder on the powerful role grandparents play

An Early Years Visitor shares a day in the life

Maskwacis Health Services in Alberta was the first Indigenous organization to launch an Early Years program with the Ermineskin Cree Nation in 2018. Registered nurses Charlene Rattlesnake and Heather Downie, share their experience developing the program.

Melissa Puff, a member of the Ermineskin Cree Nation, is an Early Years Visitor who was also a program participant in Maskwacis, Alberta. She explains how the program focuses on relationships in order to model culturally relevant care for mothers like herself.

The Early Years program in Maskwacis supports kids as they get ready to begin school, through the revitalization of the Cree language. Rebecca LaRiviere, former Early Years team member, and early childhood educator talks about supporting children’s emerging communication skills, confidence, and sense of cultural belonging.

Dr. Melissa Tremblay, Indigenous scholar and child psychologist at the University of Alberta, discusses developing a cutting-edge approach to case management and assessment for the Early Years program in Maskwacis.