All Are Welcome At Our Place of the 8th Star
Family Centre programs are offered Nshwaasnangong Child Care & Family Centre, which is operated by SOAHAC. Nshwaasnangong is a place where our young ones, and future generations thrive and where we rekindle our languages, honour the teachings of our ancestors, and live in balance with Mother Earth.
Family Centre programs include drop-in playgroups, language classes, outdoor activities, storytime and more. All are welcome at our programs - you do not need to identify as Indigenous to access our services. Find out more about our service by visiting our website or by following us on Facebook or Instagram.
Nshwaasnangong is the spirit name given to the centre in ceremony. It means “place of the eighth star” in Anishinaabemowin. The name, gifted to the centre in an Anishinaabe Naming Ceremony, references the original eighth star in the Big Dipper that fell to earth and became the Anishinaabe people. The name infers a great responsibility for caring and sharing the gifts of the sky world, including the culture, teachings and language, for children and families who attend the centre.