The Family Place is a non-profit organization, run by a Board of Directors. It consists of two child care centres; one based in Bishop Reding High School in Milton and the second in Heritage Glen Public School in Oakville.
The Family Place is licensed by the Ministry of Education. We meet and exceed the licensing standards laid out by the Child Care Early Year Act annually at both our centres. We are proud that we offer a positive, nurturing, learning environment for all our children.
Mission Statement “Committed to the provision of child care for children, from infancy through to ten years of age, in a supportive, child-centred environment, where discovery and challenge lead to learning and well-being.”
Land Acknowledgement Boozhoo, She:kon, Tanshi, Greetings!
The Family Place acknowledges the Treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation as well as the Traditional Territory of the Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat and Anishinabek on which we gather.
In stewardship with Mother Earth and the enduring Indigenous presence connected to these lands we acknowledge the Indigenous Nations of the past, present and future.In the spirit of ally-ship and mutual respect, we will take the path of Truth and Reconciliation to create change, awareness and equity as we strive to elevate the collective consciousness of society.
Miigwetch, Nia:wen, Marsi, Thank you.
Truth and Reconciliation As we navigate the complex tapestry of our society, we are often confronted with the weight of our history, the scars of the past that continue to shape our present. It is in acknowledging these truths and striving for reconciliation that we embark on a path of healing and understanding.
It is my understanding that the concept of Truth and Reconciliation stems from the understanding that in order to move forward as a united and harmonious society, we must first reckon with the truths of our past. This reckoning, often painful and uncomfortable, is an essential step in the healing process. It requires us to listen to the voices that have been marginalized, to learn from the experiences that have been overshadowed, and to confront the injustices that have been swept under the rug. Only by embracing the truth can we pave the way for meaningful reconciliation.
As we delve into this journey of Truth and Reconciliation, it is important to remember that the path forward is not one of guilt or blame, but of accountability and empathy. It is about recognizing the interconnectedness of our stories and acknowledging that the wounds of the past continue to reverberate in the present. By understanding this, we can collectively work towards a future built on justice, equity, and compassion.
Let us engage in the conversations, embrace the uncomfortable truths, and actively contribute to the healing of our society. The journey of Truth and Reconciliation is one that requires the participation of each and every one of us. Together, we can build a bridge between the past and the future, and walk it with understanding, humility, and hope.