Health Department-Dago Maajiigoog Binoojiinyag “Little Spirits, Growing Together”

Dago Maajiigoog Binoojiinyag

Our Mission Statement:

To empower families that are expecting and/or have children 0-6 years old to live a balance state of well-being through parent education, home visiting, play and land-based experiences through a wholistic model and incorporating traditional practices and Anishinaabemowin language.

Scheduled Play Group:

The Play Group focuses on play-based and land-based learning for children 0-6 years old. Special emphasis on culture and language teachings, as well as sharing opportunities.

Weekly Parenting Activity (Sept to June)

A group specific for parents and caregivers of children 0-6 years of age. Topics are selected from wheel below.

New Parents Group:

The New Parents group is for expectant parents and parents with children 0-6 months old. Topics are related specific to this age group such as feeding your baby, infant massage, prenatal sessions, making baby moccasins, etc.

Ultimate Fathers Caring Group:

Unique opportunities for fathers to spend quality time with their children. This includes fathers, grandfathers, uncles, older brothers, male cousins or male family friends.

Program Hours:

Day of the Week Program Hours
Monday Morning: 10 AM to 12 PM

Evening: 5 PM to 7PM

Tuesday Afternoon: 1PM to 3PM
Wednesday Morning: 10 AM to 12 PM

Evening: 5PM to 7PM

Thursday Morning: 10 AM to 12 PM
Saturday One Saturday a month

**All programming is subject to change. Please see Calendar on our Facebook page for more information.**

Support Services:

Breastfeeding Support: We have trained staff who can help support breastfeeding moms.

FASD Prevention: Information is provided throughout the year regarding prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Home Visits: The home visiting program uses a family centered model that ensures pregnant women and families, who live on Aamjiwnaang First Nation, have access to supports that reflect their values, priorities, strengths, and preferences. Families and home visitors are equal partners in working together towards a common goal. We help families to link to our partners that provide services to Aamjiwnaang First Nation community members that live off reserve.

Our Team:

MaLynda Maness Registered Early Childhood Educator & Program Supervisor
Becky Maness Registered Early Childhood Educator
Heather Robertson Registered Nurse
Sophie Solares Culture and Language Educator
Paula Williams Van Driver



Related Pages


Director of Health Services
Sara Plain, DC

Administrative Assistant
Peggy Rogers

1300 Tashmoo Avenue
Sarnia, ON N7T 7H5
Telephone: 519-332-6770
Toll Free 1-888-220-2262
Fax: 519-332-8925




Harrison Plain
Band Manager
Aamjiwnaang Administration Office
978 Tashmoo Ave.
Sarnia, ON  N7T 7H5
Phone:  519-336-8410 Ext. 288
Fax:  519-336-0382

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