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Niwasa EarlyON Child and Family Centre

Niwasa EarlyON provides children from birth to age six opportunities to engage in play with parents and caregivers. The centre offers a safe and welcoming environment to all families, with qualified professionals and quality programs. We provide a range of parenting, health, and educational resources for families. We integrate How Does Learning Happen and Indigenous Pedagogy into our regular programming to provide a holistic, child-directed, play-based learning experience. We incorporate the cultural diversity of our community in our programming. Lunch and snacks are provided, and free transportation can be requested both to and from our EarlyON centre.

Outreach Programs:

  • Indigenous Early Years Outreach
  • Traditional Storytelling and Songs

Check It Out Drop-Ins

Come and check out your child’s development. Drop-in with your child and speak to some of the following experts for free:

  • Registered Early Childhood Educators
  • Early Childhood Resource Teachers
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Mental Health Resource Workers (present at some locations)
  • Childcare Subsidy Workers (present at some locations)

Indigenous Family Gathering Time

Join Niwasa’s Facilitators for interactive traditional stories, songs, and dances to promote literacy and numeracy in the early years.

Public Health Nurses

A public health nurse is available to provide information and support on pregnancy, breastfeeding, parenting, family health, nutrition and introduction to community services.


The Biindigen Hub, 785 Britannia Ave, Hamilton Ontario L8H 2B6
Hours of Operation: Please call 905-549-4884 OPTION 3 or email office@niwasa.ca to make a reservation for outdoor programming or virtual programming.

All in centre EarlyON programming is cancelled until January 1st 2021 due Red Zone restrictions. Outdoor and virtual will continue!

Monday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Outdoor Programming

Tuesday 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Indigenous Family Gathering Time on ZOOM!

Wednesday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Akwé:kon Wà:ke Outdoor program
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Akwé:kon Wà:ke Outdoor program

Thursday 6:00 – 6:30 PM Family Program on ZOOM!

Friday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Akwé:kon Wà:ke Outdoor program