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.


Community Engagement Session

The Membership Code Working Group is holding a Community Engagement Session to review the results of the Online Survey.

Tuesday July 12, 2022 @ 11am

Lunch to be provided, CLICK HERE to view flyer.

COMMUNITY MEETING - Monday, 09 May 2022

When: Monday, 09 May 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE for the .PDF instructions

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Windfarm Legacy Trust Logo Contest!

Help us create an extraordinary logo for HIFN Windfarm Legacy Trust. This logo will be the face of the Trust. Any registered Member of HIFN can apply. We strongly encourage our youth to apply, lets see your creativity! Please submit your logo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can mail to address provided. Deadline for Contest is December 5, 2021. Please CLICK HERE to view flyer for more info on how and when to submit your submission.

Job Postings

Senior Office Manager

Pickerel Contracting Ltd. is currently seeking a full-time Senior Office Manager to join our team. The Senior Office Manager reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for overseeing all administrative, clerical and office support services for Pickerel Contracting Ltd., ensuring all directives are met. The Senior Office Manager will perform various human resources tasks including full-cycle recruitment, onboarding/offboarding, employee training, policy implementation, workplace investigations, and benefit administration, ensuring compliance with all applicable health and safety and employment legislation.

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Early Childhood Education Worker (2 Positions)

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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Executive Assistant

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to join our Administration. The Executive Assistant reports to the Director of Finance/Administration and is responsible for providing high-level administrative support to the executive team. The Executive Assistant serves as a primary contact for all internal and external requests for senior management and acts as a liaison to Chief and Council, community members and all other organizations and government agencies.

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Water Treatment Operator Trainee

Henvey Inlet First Nation is seeking a Water Treatment Operator Trainee to join our Administration for a short-term contract May 2022 to March 2023. The Water Treatment Operator Trainee reports to the Water Treatment Plant Operator and is responsible for learning the quality control measures that go into providing Henvey Inlet First Nation with safe, potable drinking water. The Water Treatment Operator Trainee will be
expected to engage in the continuous learning and training required to prepare for successful completion of the Operator in Training Exam. This position requires a high degree of self-motivation and a strong work ethic.

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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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