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.

Monthly Calendar

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Hours & Contact Information

  • Monday to Friday

    9:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • 613- 858-9147

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