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Programs for our Children and Post Secondary Members

Aboriginal Headstart Program

History:  Introduced to Fort Smith in 1998, Serving 3 & 4 year old Aboriginal children.  Over 300 children have since passed through the program.


Staff include:, Shauna Bourke (Instructor), MaryAnn Beaulieu (Classroom Asst)


Program Content:  Program focus is on culture, language, social and emotional development, literacy development, health promotion and cognitive development.  Children learn the basics; counting, letter recognition, shapes, colors and name writing and recognition.  Strong emphasis on PLAY as a foundation for social and emotional development. Classes start in September and run till June the following year. It is our hope that these same children will stand together in 12 years as they graduate from the high school and hopefully move on to post-secondary schooling


Fall Registration:  We are accept applications for the school year anytime.  Local children who are 4 and not eligible for kindergarten will be given priority.  3 year old children will be placed on a waiting list.  Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the SRFN office.  Selection of students will be completed by August 30th annually.  Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Head Start school or call 867-872-3864.

Our Babies, Our Future is part of the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) and is located at 9 franklin Ave.

The program strives to support the women and families in Fort Smith in having a healthy pregnancy.  Our Babies, Our Future is co-located with the Healthy Family Program. Contact 867 872 5051

Salt River youth and Education Foundation

Established in 2002 this program has been helping members for 15 years.

We have included a link for the education application here on this site

This program runs with a separate board and not the Chief and Council.

Coordinator Juliette Hunter (part-time) 867-872-2986 Email:

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