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:

CHIP Facilitators meet with participants 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.

CHIP 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(ren) may require.

CHIP Facilitators help organize and support the Aboriginal Parent Groups to implement events, workshops, programs
and other activities that the Parent Groups see as needed within their areas.

For More Information Contact:

CHIP Facilitator/Administrator
Gilbert Paul
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
Joshua Whitall
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
180 White Point Road,
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

Satellite Offices

235 Charlotte Street, Unit 1
Sydney, N.S. B1P 1C4
Tel: 902-567-1240
Fax: 902-564-1123

180 White Point Road
PO Box 2028
Liverpool, N.S. B0T1K0
Tel: 902-354-2751
Fax: 902354-2757


140 Thorne Ave, Unit C
Dartmouth, N.S. B3B 1Z2
Tel: 902-405-4730
Fax: 902-405-4731

Digby Resource Center
1 Birch Street
Digby, N.S. B0V 1A0

Coldbrook Outreach
11 Opportunity Lane
Coldbrook, N.S. B4R 1B9

Head Office

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