It's intended to enhance early childhood development, as well as prepare children from birth to age six for school. Children are given opportunities to develop a positive sense of themselves and look forward to and enjoy learning. Head Start also embraces local culture, and Cree-Ative Wonders serves traditional food as just one of the ways it reflects and teaches about its unique community.
The $2,000 grant is part of $29,500 spread between 14 community organizations across the province with multicultural projects.
"Community organizations are the heart of multicultural British Columbia," says John Yap, Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism. "They nurture, promote and shape our appreciation of diversity and how it makes our society stronger. I am delighted that once again we are able to provide multiculturalism grant funding to communities so that they can continue their vital contribution to the rich social and cultural fabric of our province."
The funding is provided through the Gaming Grant Program.