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Aboriginal Headstart on-Reserve (AHSOR)

Contact by Email
(Tel.) 506-458-9444
506-627-4611
Fax:  506-458-2850
506-627-4613

Marie Levi-Gorman
Coordinator, Atlantic Canada

Objectives

1.   Collaborate with First Nations, Inuit, governments, and community partners in the regions to improve the coordination of and access to maternal and child health and healthy child development programs and services

2.   Aid the development, delivery and management of culturally appropriate programs, services and initiatives for First Nations living on-reserve and Inuit living in Inuit communities, providing increased support for women and families with young children from preconception through pregnancy, birth and parenting by:

  • supporting the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth of the children living in the Atlantic Region
  • supporting and encouraging each child to enjoy life long learning
  • supporting parents and guardians as the primary teachers and care givers of their children
  • helping parents to play a major part in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating the project
  • recognizing and supporting the role of the extended family in teaching and caring for children including the broader First Nations community throughout all of its stages, from planning to evaluation
  • ensuring linkages and cooperation with other community programs and services to enhance the effectiveness of the projects
  • ensuring resources are used in the best way possible in order to produce measurable and positive outcomes for children living in the Atlantic Region, as well as their parents, families and communities


Six Components:

Culture and Language

Education

Health Promotion

Nutrition

Social Support

Parent and Family Involvement

AHSOR Coordinators & Associates

New Brunswick 

Buctouche First Nation 
9 Reserve Road
Buctouche, NB
E4S 4G2

Lisa Peralta
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-743-2173
Fax 1-506-743-2523

Joanne Brun Cormier, Supervisor
4 Directions, Child & Family Services
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-743-2171

 Burnt Church First Nation  
590 Micmac Rd
Burnt Church, NB
E9G 2C2

Mavis Mitchell, Coordinator
Tel. 1-506-776-1210
Fax 1-506-776-1214

Claudette Doiron
Child & Family Services Director
Tel. 1-506-776-1248

Eel Ground First Nation
47 Church Road
Eel Ground, NB
E1V 4E6

Heidi Ginnish, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-627-4612
Fax 1-506-627-4729  

Byron Bushey, Supervisor
Child & Family Services

Eel River Bar First Nation
11 Main Street, Unit 201
Eel River Bar, NB
E8C 1A1

Cher Bjourndal, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-684-6305
Fax 1-506-684-6280  

Lise Degrace, Director
Child & Family Services


Elsipogtog First Nation
361 Big Cove Road
Big Cove, NB
E4W 2S3

Peggy Clement, Coordinator
ECE Programs
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-523-8477


Fort Folly First Nation
38 Bernard Trail
Dorchester, NB
E4K3V5    

Jolyne Knockwood, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-379-3409
Fax 1-506-379-3408

Joanne Brun Cormier, Supervisor

4 Directions Child & Family Services
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-743-2171

Indian Island First Nation
179 Island Drive
Indian Island, NB
E4W 1T1  

Anna Augustine, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-523-4875,   (Fax) 1-506-523-8110

Joanne Brun Cormier, Supervisor
4 Directions Child & Family Services
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-743-2171  

Kingsclear First Nation  
721 Church Street
Kingsclear, NB
E3E 1K8  

Veronica Atwin-Sacobie, Coordinator
Contact by Email   
Tel. 1-506-363-4047
       1-506-363-4001
Fax 1-506-363-4829

Gary Sacobie, Director
Child & Family Services

Madawaska First Nation
1771 Main Street
Edmunston, NB
E7C 1W9

Sue Belanger, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-739-7143
Fax 1-506-739-0913

Catherine Bernard, Health Director
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-735-1746

Metepenagiag First Nation
PO Box 293, 59 Mountain Rd
Red Bank, NB
E9E 2P2

Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-836-6165
       1-506-836-0006

Joanne Brun-Cormier, Director
4 Directions Child & Family Services
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-743-2171



Oromocto First Nation
P.O. Box 417
Oromocto, NB
E2V 2J2

Virginia Buchanan, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-357-3570
Fax. 1-506-357-3572

Pabineau First Nation
1290 Pabineau Falls Road
Pabineau, NB
E2A 7M3

Amanda Peter-Paul, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-548-9211
Fax 1-506-545-6968  

Joanne Brun Cormier, Supervisor
4 Directions Child & Family Services
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-743-2171   

St. Marys First Nation
59 Maliseet Drive
Fredericton, NB
E3A 5R8

Jennifer Paul (acting), Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-472-4530
Fax 1-506-472-5600

Tobique First Nation
240 Main Street
Tobique , NB
E7H 4Z2


Judy Perley, AHSOR Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-273-5408
Fax 1-506-273-5432

Woodstock First Nation
6 Eagles Nest Drive
Woodstock, NB
E7M 4J3

Janet Paul , AHSOR Coordinator
Contact by Email
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-506-328-4332
Fax 1-506-324-6254

Nova Scotia 

Acadia First Nation
10526 Highway 3
Yarmouth, NS, B5A 4A8


Rena Falls, AHSOR Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-742-6928
Fax 1-902-742-4143


Marsha Boudreau, Band Manager
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-742-0257

Annapolis First Nation
58 Goo-ow Lane
Cambridge, NS, B0P 1G0

Mindy Gallant-Zwicker, AHSOR Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-538-1048

Christine MacFarlane, Health Director
Contact by Email

Bear River First Nation
P.O. Box 210
Bear River, NS, B0S 1B0

Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-467-4193


Christine Potter, Health Director
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-467-4197
Fax 1-902-467-4143

Eskasoni First Nation
P.O. Box 7745, 44 Spencer Lane
Eskasoni, NS, B1W 1A1

June Lewis, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-379-2232

Sharon Rudderham, Health Director
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-379-3200
Fax 1-902-379-2875

Glooscap First Nation
P.O. Box 449,
157 Smith Road
Hantsport , NS
B0P 1P0

Connie Pineo, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-684-
Fax 1-905-681-9890

Indian Brook First Nation
Micmac Post Office
Hants County, NS
B0N 1W0

Patsy Micheal, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-758-3788
Fax 1-902-758-1290

Membertou First Nation
113 Membertou Street
Sydney, NS
B1S 2M9

Anita Doucette, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-562-1121
Fax 1-902-562-6909

Dan Googoo, Education Director

Millbrook First Nation
P.O. Box 634,
812 Willow Street
Truro, NS
B2N 5E5

Sylvia Martin, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-897-1249 Ext. 10
Fax 1-902-839-3665

Elizabeth Paul, Health Director
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-895-9468

Paq'nkek First Nation
20 Dillion Street RR #1
Afton, NS
B0H 1A0

Starlene Pictou, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-386-2244
Fax 1-902-386-2631

Juliana Julian, Health Director
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-386-2048

Pictou Landing First Nation 
P.O. Box 116,
Site 6 RR#2
Trenton, NS
B0K 1X0

Pam Paul, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-755-9954

Sheila Francis, Education Director
Fax 1-902-750-4916

Potlotek First Nation
P.O. Box 588,
351 Blackland Road
Chapel Island, NS
B0E 3B0

Lorena Tracey, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-535-2307
Fax 1-902-535-3428

Nancy MacLeod, Education Director
342 Sitimuk Rd., Chapel Island First Nation,
Compartment 588
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-535-3160 Ext. 222

Wagmatcook First Nation
P.O. Box 30004,
73 humes Road
Wagmatcook, NS
B0E 3N0


Neilene Peck, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-295-2357
Fax 1-902-295-1975

Audrey Piero, Manager, Child & Youth Employment

We'kogma'q First Nation
P.O. Box 241
Whycocomagh, NS
B0E 3M0

Renita Bernard, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-756-2480

Jennifer MacDonald, Health Director
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-756-2393

Newfoundland and Labrador

Mushuau First Nation 
PO Box 190,
Natuashish, NL
A0P 1A0  

Simeon Poker, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-709-478-2404

Kathleen Benuen, Health Director
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-709-478-8892

Miawpukek First Nation 
Conne River Health & Social Services
Conne River, NL
A0H 1J0

Jackie John, Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-709-882-2710

Theresa O’Keefe, Health Director
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-709-883-5102

Prince Edward Island

Abegweit First Nation
P.O. Box 36, 85 Glooscap Dr
Mount Stewart, PEI, C0A 1T0  

Mary Baird, AHSOR Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-676-2412

Gerard Gould, Health Director
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-676-2175
Fax 1-905-676-2734

Lennox Island 
237 Sweet Grass Trail
Lennox Island, PEI, C0B 1J0

Lori Ellsworth, AHSOR Coordinator
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-831-3480

Tammy  Arsenault, Wellness Director/CHR
Contact by Email
Tel. 1-902-831-2711