Ginoogaming First Nation

Site: Nursery School

Service: Aboriginal Head Start Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Operates a licensed nursery school and offers programs to prepare young children for school years 
  • Offers activities such as family gym time, arts and crafts, breakfast and circle time, school readiness programs and a pre-school library 
  • Administers the Junior Kindergarten program for community 
  • Participates in community events and special celebrations
Offers daily programs focused on: 
  • Education  
  • Health and nutrition  
  • Native culture and language  
  • Parental and family involvement  
  • Social support
Offers full and half-day programs for following age groups: 
  • Infants 
  • Toddlers 
  • Preschool 
  • Junior Kindergarten 
  • School Age
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ginoogaming First Nation
  • Members of Ginoogaming First Nation
Program age groups are:
  • Infants: 6 months -18 months
  • Toddlers: 18 months - 30 months
  • Preschool: 2.5 years - 4 years
  • Junior Kindergarten: 4 years - 6 years
  • School Age: 6 years - 12 years
Application Requires the following: 
  • Completed registration application 
  • Child's birth certificate and updated immunization record
Junior Kindergarten Program 
  • Enrollment package available at office; assistance provided for completion of forms either at centre or through home visit
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-876-5437
Fax 807-876-1181
Primary Contact Shelley Franceschini, Program Supervisor; Email:
Alternate Contact Charla Charles, Family Outreach Worker; Email:
Site Location Community is 40 km E of Geraldton on Hwy 11, on N shore of Long Lake immediately S of Longlac
Located In Community Longlac
Address Head Start Centre
107 Poplar Cres
Longlac, ON P0T 2A0
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Mailing Address c/o Aboriginal Head Start 
PO Box 89 
Longlac, ON P0T 2A0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established May 2000
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)