Developmental Services for Children and Youth

In Partnership with Firefly

This community-based, family-centered program will blend Anishinaabe cultural knowledge with western methods of rehabilitation to support our children and youth to reach their full potential: mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Our Vision:

To create a system where individuals, families and communities have access to services that enhance self-determination and community capacity towards well-being and resiliency.

What is our Purpose?

To improve services to children and youth with special needs.

Who is Eligible?

  • Children and youth between 0-18 years of age with developmental concerns
  • Must be currently residing in one of the following 13 affiliated First Nations communities:
    • Grassy Narrows
    • Wabaseemoong (Whitedog)
    • Eagle Lake
    • Shoal Lake #40
    • Naotkamegwanning (Whitefish Bay)
    • Obashkaandagaang (Washagamis Bay)
    • Ochiichagwe’babigo’ining (Dalles)
    • Lac Seul
    • Wabigoon
    • Wabauskang
    • Wauzhushk Onigum Nation (Rat Portage)
    • Northwest Angle #33
    • Animakee Wa Zhing #37 (Northwest Angle #37)

Services We Provide:

  • Developmental screening to identify potential risks to a child’s development and to connect families to services they need.
  • Coordinate service planning for children with complex needs in the community – families will be able to access a wide range of services with the assistance of Family Navigators.
  • Children will be able to access services in the community such as: speech-language, occupational therapy and physio therapy from birth, through to leaving school.
  • Building around the goals of the family, school and community. Delivering services in a way which meets the individual needs of the child and family.