6 Component Areas


The Aboriginal Head Start program ensures that children are provided with nourishing food on-site, helping meet their nutritional needs and fostering their ability to learn and develop.


All programs offer snack time, while some provide breakfast and lunch, as well as celebrations and feasts for the families. Many centres feature traditional foods as part of the cultural experience.


Stephen Bujnowicz, Program Consultant with the PHAC, BC Region, explained that each AHS centre addresses the component areas differently, and that some sites have Aboriginal nutritionists and dieticians that visit and provide expertise and information.

[Children are] given healthy nutritional food to sustain them throughout the day, which will help their learning process.

Lise Tougas

ASCD Support Worker, Awahsuk AHS

We did a lot in our Head Start to ensure the children were not hungry in the morning. The first thing we would do was make sure they were fed, and at the end of the day when they were leaving, double-check.

Renata Heathcliff

Cultural Teacher, Prince George AHS

Healthy snacks… the school in particular and the community here is very earth conscious and earth-friendly. They do composting here.

Harley Rose: Former Parent

Eagle’s Nest AHS & Singing Frog AHS

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Aboriginal Head Start Association of British Columbia

Awahsuk AHS

14589 108th Avenue 
Surrey, BC V3R 1V6 

Comox Valley AHS

956 Grieve Ave 
Courtenay, BC V9N 5N5 

Eagles Nest AHS

618 East Hastings St. 
Vancouver, BC V6A 1R1 

Future 4 Nations AHS

34110 Lougheed Hwy 
Mission, BC V2V 4L1 

Kermode Friendship Society AHS

3313 Kalum St. 
Terrace, BC V8G 2N7 

Little Moccasins Learning Centre AHS

99 South 3rd Ave. 
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1J1 

Power of Friendship AHS

110 Anderson St. 
Prince George, BC,

V2M 4Z1 

Prince George AHS

1945-3rd Ave. 
Prince George, BC

V2L 1G6 

Prince Rupert AHS

2150 313 Prince Rupert Blvd
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4E4 

Qwallayuw AHS

441-4th Ave. 
Campbell River, BC

V9W 3W7 

Sas Natsadle AHS

10328 - 101st Avenue 
Fort St. John, BC

V1J 2B5 

Singing Frog AHS

2150 McLean Drive 
Vancouver, BC

V5N 5X9 

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