Early Childhood Education, 1984
Supervisor, Six Nations Child Care Services
Sherry Lickers is bridging the gap between mainstream and First Nations early childhood education (ECE) and changing the lives of hundreds of Indigenous children a year. She founded Ontario’s first diverse network of educators and contributed directly to the inclusion of Indigenous principles in Ontario’s early years strategy. At Six Nations Child Care Services, she launched an infant centre to help teenage mothers continue their education and established a program to address parenting challenges caused by the residential school system. She is also an Ontario college educator, who led a revitalization of the ECE curriculum to include the First Nations’ perspectives.