Most families can't access 'flagship' on-reserve childhood development program: Indigenous Services department

Problems with Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve program identified in 2016

A federal program designed for early childhood development on First Nations is still facing serious shortfalls and failing to serve the majority of children living on reserve, according to information tabled in the House of Commons.
The Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve program is only serving between 18 to 19 per cent of eligible First Nations children across the country and its services are unavailable to First Nations children with special needs, according to information provided by the Indigenous Services department.