Head Start Program

  • The Head Start Program promotes healthy child development for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children three to five years of age.
  • Program components consist of parental/caregiver involvement, culture and language, nutrition, social support, health promotion, and education.
  • The children take part in an assortment of learning activities, such as Numbers and Letters, Letters, Music, Games, Life Skills, Arts and Crafts, Gross and Fine Motor Skills, Science, Library, Drama, Computers, Social Studies and, Physical Activities.


The Head Start Program provides services to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children three to five years of age and their families who live in and around the Winnipeg core area, specifically in:

  • North Point Douglas,
  • South Point Douglas,
  • Logan,
  • West Alexander,
  • Centennial, and
  • Lord Selkirk Park.


The program’s specific objectives are to:

  • foster the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth of each child;
  • nurture the role of parents and guardians as primary teachers and caregivers of their children;
  • recognize the role of the extended family in teaching and caring for children;
  • ensure the broader Indigenous Community participates in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the program;
  • and ensure the program is linked, co-ordinated, and supplemented with other community programs and services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can access services at AHWC Primary Care Clinic?2022-12-21T19:17:57-06:00

Our supports and services are available to all our Urban Indigenous Relatives living in Winnipeg

How do I become a Constituent?2023-01-09T20:36:04-06:00

1) If you are an Indigenous person living in the city of Winnipeg and do not currently have a family doctor, you can be added to our waitlist by contacting our clinic.

2) You may also be eligible to have a family doctor at our clinic if one of our four priority categories applies to you: OAT Support, Pregnancy, Homelessness, and HIV Care.

3) If none of the above categories apply to you, you can still be added to our wait list.

4) With our Nurse-Care Model, a nurse can help with the following:

Wound care
STIBBI Testing/Treatment
Pap Tests
MSP Detox Forms

Education: On a host of health services, chronic disease, maternal care etc.

***Please be aware that our nurses cannot give medications. ***

What services are available?2023-01-09T21:07:17-06:00

Aboriginal Health and Wellness Primary Care Clinic provides primary care services to our Urban Indigenous relatives of all ages in the City of Winnipeg. Our clinic provides culturally informed safe healthcare environment for constituents and their families. We believe to achieve your best possible health, a balance between the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being, is each constituents right and we are here to help by offering holistic wraparound care within our multidisciplinary team. We build partnerships with other community agencies and health care professionals to respond to your needs and advocate on your behalf when faced with barriers to health care.

Our services include family physicians for all ages; chronic disease management, reproductive health (STBBI testing/treatment, pap tests, pre/postnatal care), addictions (OAT), vaccinations, blood work, wound care, MSP Detox forms, education, DBT therapy, diabetes management, HIV screening and management, mental health care and access to a range of programs. that focus on the social determinants of health across the life spans.

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