Henvey Inlet First Nation

Mission, Program, Vision Statements

The Mission of HIFN Daycare is to JOIN families, children with the ESSENTIAL services that will enhance their quality of life and INFUSE a desire for lifelong learning and for young children (31 months-13 years old) a SERENE beginning.

The early learning experience children require must be high quality, wholistic and culturally relevant. Participants are equipped with an individualized support service plan fostering child, youth, family and community development, and is related to family healing and wellness goals.

HIFN Daycare is a committed supporter for children and youth in the mainstream early learning and youth system.

Program Statement

The HIFN Daycare Program Statement ENCOMPASSES the Ojibwa culture, Ontario's research and legislation. The Ojibwa culture is rooted in is a wholistic way of life that EMBRACES a relationship with all living things, animals, two legged, four legged, winged ones, swimmers, etc. Individuals living and walking "The Red Road/Good Life" experience and display joy, celebration and the ability to give thanks.

"Every little thing is sent for something, and in that thing there should be happiness and the power to make happy,
like the grasses showing tender faces to each other this we should do." 

~Black Elk

HIFN Daycare provides social support and educational services to Aboriginal children, youth and their families living in OUR First Nation COMMUNITY, promote success within the mainstream school community and within all aspects of their lives.

The indigenous pedagogical plan is primarily based on the Ojibwa culture and language while respecting and supporting all participating children's languages and cultures. HIFN Daycare believes that it takes a Nation to raise a child and that the Nation is responsible to the child and for supporting the role of the family in ensuring wellness.


Philosophy Statement

  • Positive experience in early childhood set the foundation for lifelong learning, caring & respectful relationships which are the foundation for optimal learning, development, health & well-being,

  • Each child will be treated as an individual & competent contributors with their own interests & point of view.Each child has a sense of belonging when they are connected to others & contributes to their world.

  • Enabling children to develop a sense of belonging as a part of a group is also a key contributor to their spirit, cultural awareness, individuality, & presence are valued.

  • Positive interaction which supports the development of social & cognitive competence & communication skills: which strengthen children's capacity to learn in the short & long term.

  • Every child has the right to be loved, feel secure, cared for, wanted and needed.

  • Above all as educators when we build relationships & work in partnership with families, understand the family's perceptions of their child, & help families know their child from an educator's point of view, everyone gains a deeper understanding.

  • Parents shall be encouraged & invited to take an active part in the Centre's program.

CLICK HERE for the PDF of the Mission, Program, Vision Statement.



Friday, December 09, 2022 9:00 am

Attend in-person, by computer or by telephone
In person: At the Firehall
HIFN Chief and Council are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: General Membership Meeting
Time: Friday December 9, 2022 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Draft Membership Code Consultation Meeting 

In person: At the Firehall


Time: November 28, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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Draft Membership Code Consultation Meeting 

In person: At the Firehall


Time: November 27, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time

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Job Postings

Secondary School Bus Driver *RE-POST*

Henvey Inlet First Nation is currently seeking a Secondary School Bus Driver to join our Administration for a temporary, short-term contact for up to 6 months. The Secondary School Bus Driver reports to the Education Counsellor and is responsible for transporting students of various ages to and from their homes and respective schools in a timely and safe manner and in accordance with MTO driving regulations, Ontario Traffic Laws and safe driving practices.

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Housing and Finance Assistant

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Housing and Finance Assistant to join our Administration. The Housing and Finance Assistant reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible for coordinating preventative maintenance for all Band-owned housing units and supervising all housing maintenance and repairs. The Housing and Finance Assistant receives and reviews all housing applications and inquiries, and, in collaboration with the Housing Committee, recommends tenants to Chief and Council for vacant units in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth in the Housing Policy.

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Early Childhood Education Worker (2 Positions) *RE-POST*

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a qualified full-time Early Childhood Education Worker to join our Administration. The ECE Worker reports to the Daycare Supervisor and is responsible for providing supervision and direct childcare to children attending the HIFN Daycare, in compliance with all regulatory standards required by federal, provincial and First Nations legislation, policies and procedures.

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Health News

Notice for Off-Reserve Members 

re: medical transportation

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CLICK HERE to read this notice.

Non-Insured health benefits – Program Updates

Non Insured Health Benefits has monthly updates and are posted to their website. Please click the following link to see the monthly updates and changes. https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1578079214611/1578079236012

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Medical Van Schedule

For the clients who utilize the Medical Transportation Vehicle, this is a reminder that your appointments are to be booked for 10:00 am at the earliest and 2:30 pm the latest for either Sudbury, Parry Sound or Britt appointments!!!

Appointments will not be added unless between these times!!

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