Raising the Villages
Mawiomi W'Jit Mijuwajijk

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We cannot afford to postpone investing in children until they become adults, nor can we wait until they reach school—a time when it may be too late to intervene.

-J. Heckman, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics (2000)


Human Early Learning Partnership.
Source:  TEAM-ECD figure adapted from Total Environment Assessment Model for Early Child Development: Evidence report for the World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health.8, 12

Center on the Developing Child (2009).

Raising the Villages and friends in the media

Reach Church hosts Raising the Villages
Grant McDaniel, Port Hawkesbury Reporter

Creating welcoming spaces
by Jennifer Ripley, Victoria Standard

Raising the Villages' Expo in Port Hawkesbury
by Melanie Holder, Port Hawkesbury Reporter

Raising the Villages:  Planning for Action Summit
by Melanie Holder, Port Hawkesbury Reporter

Port Hawkesbury will sign Raising the Villages' declaration
by John Gillis, The Inverness Oran

Raising the Villages seeks support from community groups
by Melanie Holder, Port Hawkesbury Reporter

Raising the Villages' organizers seek school board support
by Adam Cooke, Port Hawkesbury Reporter

Councils, First Nations 'Raising the Villages' together
by Adam Cooke, Port Hawkesbury Reporter


Ask an Elder, what's an 'Elder'?
CBC Indigenous interview with Elder Bernie Francis of Membertou First Nation 

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
by Nadine Burke Harriss 

The Raising the Villages' movement: Rural Communities Foundation of NS (RCF) Vitality Grants 
by Dana Perry

'Welcoming our youngest citizens' celebration interview on 101.5 The Hawk (Port Hawkesbury) with Mayor Chisholm-Beaton

Respecting Earth and Child: Connecting the Dots by Raffi Cavoukian

Inside a Community school and a Child and Family Centre - Toronto

Baby melts when parents start singing in the car..

Early learning through the Gaelic language with mothers and babies on Cape Breton Island.

Multiple generations learning together at Makoonsag Children's Centre - Winnipeg

Saving Brains, a Grand Challenge by Dr. Mike Evans 

The Linguistic Genius of Babies by Patricia Kuhl, Ph.D.