First and foremost, Smart Start Learning is an Indigenous company and a Canadian company! Smart Start Learning
is an educational publishing company that has been serving schools and
educational programs nation-wide for nearly two decades. The company
sprang up from one teacher’s passion and desire to integrate Indigenous
content and resources in the classroom. However, twenty years ago,
Indigenous educational resources were almost non-existent, especially
accurate and culturally supportive resources. So, in order to achieve
her desire of incorporating Indigenous content in the classroom, the
teacher took matters into her own hands. Using both her teaching
knowledge and experience, along with her degrees in Native Studies and
Psychology, this teacher produced and published an educational book
that solely focused on Indigenous content. Needless to say, this book
was a huge success, and it set in motion Smart Start Learning; a company solely focused on producing Indigenous educational resources.
Maxine Hadubiak is the teacher and the founder of Smart Start Learning. Maxine operates her business alongside her best friend and husband, Darren Quibell. Darren is a vital part of Smart Start Learning
and so too, is his Métis and Indigenous heritage. Darren plays an
important part in co-authoring, research and marketing, and his awesome photography
makes Smart Start Learning resources second to none!
Creating and publishing educational resources that are second to none,
one-of-a-kind, and unrivaled is what Smart Start Learning strives to achieve. Smart Start Learning strives to instill a love for learning and educating. Lastly, Smart Start Learning strives to inspire students and educators to be the very best that they can be, and to dream; and dream BIG!
We thank you for your years of patronage!
Maxine & Darren