Childcare Cook’s calendar Special Edition 2020-2021

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Did you know that since 2005 Childcare Centres cooks are using a custom made calendar produced by Kativik Ilisarniliriniq (KI) schoolboard to help them with the planning of the children’s meals and menus?

Here is the March page of the special Edition 2020-2021. We invite you to go and see this year’s whole calendar (link) and even print it if would like to.

Credits: Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, Marthe Paris (consultant), Émilie Vaissière (Nutritionist) and Layla Marchand (Marché Daoust).

Merry Christmas and Happy new Year 2020 !


Childcare Centre Management Program - Second Edition

During the week of March 9, 2020, directors of childcare centres from across Nunavik were in Kuujjuaq for the start of the second edition of the community-based training program entitled Management of Childcare Centres. A total of 11 participants attended the first week. The program teaches about communication, leadership, the role of childcare centre managers, and how to better express Inuit culture in a childcare centre setting.

The program will take a little over a year to complete with one week of training delivered approximately every six weeks. Each one-week session will be organized in a different community. Successful participants at the end of the program will receive a recognized college-degree diploma.

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The Management of Childcare Centres training program was developed by the CEGEP de Saint-Félicien with the support of many partners, including the Kativik Regional Government, the Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, the Cree Nation Government, and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission. The very first edition of this childcare centre management program for Nunavik was implemented from February 2018 to June 2019.

Childcare Management Meeting

A total of 24 childcare centre directors, KRG Childcare Section staff and an accountant with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton attended an annual management meeting in Kuujjuaq on January 20–21, 2020. Among the important topics covered were planning of a second edition of the community-based Management of Childcare Centres training program (scheduled to start on March 9), the regional human resource and insurance policies for childcare centres, as well as the new annual leave trip benefits program for childcare staff in all the communities.

These amazing ladies, along with many more individuals at every childcare centre in every community, are making Nunavik’s childcare network a real success.

Very First Graduates of Childcare Management Training

On June 29, 2019, 15 participants received attestations of college studies in Management of Childcare Centres. The graduates included eight childcare centre management employees and seven KRG Childcare Section staff members. The new college program was launched by the KRG Childcare Section in February 2018 in close cooperation with the CEGEP Saint-Félicien. The community-based training program is designed to teach participants more about communications, leadership, the role of managers, and how to better express Inuit culture in a childcare centre setting. The program was delivered in several one-week sessions over a 17-month period. 

07 15 IMG 7958 management graduates croppedCongratulations to (front row from left to right) Rhoda I. Fleming, Alasie Qaqutuq, Sandra Ann Shields, Jessica Emudluk, as well as (back row from left to right) Liza Cotnoir, Ruta Mangiuk, Selima Snowball, Annie Gordon, Jeannie Aragutak Mickpegak, Lizzie-Anne Esperon, Maryse Turcot, Ina Annanack, Louisa Inukpuk, Sally Nuktie and Julie-Ann Berthe.