Office Phone: (204) 367-2247
Fax: (431) 317-0712
Jordan's Principle Manager - Evelyn Gudmundson
Jordan's Principle - Little Star Lodge was formed in 2017 to support the Jordan’s Principle Child First Initiative. Little Star Lodge is a family centered program that assists and supports all children. Families are supported in their journeys to achieve their goals and potential while remaining in their home community. The program helps families by support services such as respite, day and afterschool program, case management, and most importantly, advocating for their child/ren.
The Little Star Lodge wants to assist with the children to becoming contributing members of our community.
Little Star Lodge will work in conjunction with other programs in the community to support inclusion, the program is not designed to replace existing programming.
Who is eligible?
Who Can Apply for Jordan’s Principle in Sagkeeng?
Occupational Therapy (OT)
OT focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be independent as possible in all areas of their lives. OT can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
We work together with the family or support network to understand the purpose of the challenging behavior, and develop, implement and monitor behavior intervention strategies.
Respite care is planned temporary care provided to caregivers of a child. Respite is provided in the Little Star Lodge or through day programs such as camp provided by a trained respite worker.
Speech Language Therapy & Physiotherapy
Speech-Language Pathology Services help teach, prevent, assess and treat children with communication disorders or delays, their families, and other care providers. Physiotherapists work with you if you have problems with gross motor skills such as sitting, walking, running, balance, strength and endurance.
The afterschool program is designed to help children with social, educational, and physical development.
Child Development Programs
Observe and relay therapy goals to family and work on goals as directed by therapist. Provide programs and visits to assist with therapy goals. Create interactive day programs for children one on one or in group. Provide positive & supportive relationships with children and their families.
Community Based Programs
Some of the community-based programming we offer include Boys & Girls Club, Mommy & Me Playgroups, Summer Day Camps, Physical activities in community (Gym Nights), Cultural/Traditional groups such as drumming & singing, Cooking classes for children. These programs/activities are open to all!