Child Help Initiative Program (CHIP)

“When a Child Dreams, it is only a Dream, but if we Dream together it will become a reality”

Our Goal:

A supportive, culturally empowering and flexible program for off-reserve Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal parents and their children aged 0 to 6 supporting a child’s “Brighter Futures”.


Off-reserve Aboriginal families, parents and their children aged 0-6 province wide in Nova Scotia.

How We Help:

C.H.I.P. Facilitators meet with clients to promote the development of Aboriginal Parent Groups to provide guidance, advice and a link to resources and/or programs that lead to a stronger and brighter future for Aboriginal families and their children. C.H.I.P. Facilitators work to strengthen the physical, cultural, emotional and spiritual
security of the Aboriginal family unit through access to services like prenatal care, nutrition, parenting skills, recreational facilities and any other activities or programs
that the Aboriginal family or child may require. C.H.I.P. has a Resource Bus which travels to various locations across the province of Nova Scotia from April to November to provide information, library services, toy lending, video viewing, craft supplies and games. C.H.I.P. Facilitators help organize and support the Aboriginal Parent Groups implement event, workshops, programs and other activities that the Parent Groups see as needed within their area.

For More Information Contact:

CHIP Facilitator/Administrator
Joshua Whitall
129 Truro Heights Road,
P.O. Box 1320,
Truro, N.S., B2N 5N2

Regions: Colchester, Cumberland, Pictou, Guysborough, Antigonish, Halifax and Hants Counties

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 1-902-895-1738
Fax: 1-902-893-7680

Chip Facilitator
Kateri Stevens
PO Box 813.
Sydney, N.S., B1P 6J1

Regions: Cape Breton, Richmond and Victoria Counties

Direct: 1-902-567-1240
Fax: 1-902-564-1123

Chip Facilitator
Diane Warner
29 Market Street,
P.O. Box 2028.
Liverpool, N.S., B0T 1K0

Regions: Kings, Queens, Lunenburg, Annapolis, Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne Counties

Direct: 1-902-354-2751
Fax: 1-902-354-2757



Tara Denny Aboriginal youth worker @fvjh_official connecting with our students. @HRSB_Official @NativeCouncilNS

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129 Truro Heights Road,
P.O. Box 1320,
Truro, N.S.
B2N 5N2

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 902-895-1523
Fax: 902-895-0024