What is EarlyON?

Illipalialisaaqtilugu EarlyON and Family Centre welcomes all Inuit families with children from 0-6. We offer programs and support services to enhance child and parent/caregiver bond, cultural knowledge, pride, and identity. We provide rich, stimulating cultural activities which promote healthy pregnancies, early literacy skills and support early childhood development.

  • Join us for cultural activities, reading, storytelling circle time and more.

  • Get advice from our trained professionals in Early Childhood Development.

  • Get connected with Tungasuvvingat Inuit services and other community resources.

  • Connect with other families with young children.



EarlyON Child and Family Centre is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education/City of Ottawa. There are no fees for any of our services.

Programs and Services

  • Parent-Child drop-in playgroup
  • Facilitator-led circle time
  • Family culture program
  • Sewing program
  • Special visitors
  • Field trips/outings
  • Elder involvement in programs
  • Parent outreach
  • Parent and family cooking classes
  • Virtual activities
  • Baby and me
  • Birthing support as needed
  • Guest speakers
  • Individual supports e.g. medical appointments, hospital visits
  • Outreach and referrals

Our Team

The EarlyON Child and Family Centre team includes Registered Early Childhood Educators, Cultural Early Years Support Workers, CAPC Program Worker,  and Pre/Post-natal and Nutrition staff led by a program manager.

Register for Events

We were very busy this summer with our programming and had some staffing changes. We said
goodbye to our Pre/Post Natal Worker, Courtney as she left to pursue other opportunities. We will miss
her and wish her the best! We want to assure everyone that we will still offer limited pre/post natal
services. However, at this time, EarlyON will be taking a break for the month of September to revamp
our program to offer better services. We will continue to support you in any way we can. Please feel free
to reach out to us at earlyon@tiontario.ca.

Follow our Facebook private group Illipalialisaaqtilugu EarlyON child and Family Center to stay up to
date on all our programming and services.

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EarlyON Events

Hours & Contact Information

  • Monday to Friday

    9:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • 613- 858-9147

Email EarlyON Program