10th June 2005

 

ABORIGINAL HEAD START IN CANADA

 

The Derek Crothall Memorial Lecture at the University of Lincoln in Hull next week will give an insight into the Head Start programme which aims to support aboriginal populations in Canada.

 

‘Aboriginal Head Start: Working in Partnership with Aboriginal Organisations’ is the title of a lecture to be given by Addie Pryce on Thursday 16th June.

 

In her lecture Addie Pryce will talk about the history, objectives and principles which underpin the Head Start programme in Canada.

 

In 1995 the federal government established the Aboriginal Head Start initiative, a $22.5 million project to help enhance the development of Indian, Métis and Inuit children and their families living in urban centres and large northern communities in Canada.

 

The talk will be given at 5.30pm on Thursday 16th June at the university’s Derek Crothall Building on George Street.

 

Before the lecture, at 4.30pm, the university will host a reception to launch the Sure Start vision and strategy for children under five in Hull.

 

The launch and lecture are part of four days of free events being staged next week (16th to 19th June) to celebrate early years, play and children’s services in Hull.

 

If you would like to attend the reception or the lecture contact Carol Fish on Hull (01482) 311704 or email cfish@lincoln.ac.uk

 

For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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