Nitawigin EarlyON

Our Nitawigin EarlyON Program is a partnership between Minwaashin Lodge and Makonsag. We offer culturally relevant daytime, evening and weekend programming to support Indigenous families and caregivers with children ages 0-6 years old.

Benefits of EarlyON

  • Join fun activities – reading, storytelling, sing-alongs, games and more
  • Find out about other family services in your community
  • Connect with other families with young children
  • Drop-in play groups, workshops, visits with elders and knowledge holders
  • On the land teachings and opportunities for outdoor play (urban and rural)
  • Parent and Caregiver support and referrals

EarlyON is a fully subsidized program that takes place year-round. We are offering a mobile experience that takes place in various locations across the city. This makes it a perfect opportunity for urban and rural outdoor play. For specific program times and location please refer to our calendar and feel free to contact our EarlyON Coordinator at [email protected]

Kids playing Together

Program Highlights

1. Engaging Parents & Caregivers
A wide variety of workshops and
presentations are delivered
to support emerging needs
of children and families.

2. Making Connections
Families develop connections
with local knowledge keepers and
can access further support to
community resources via referrals.

3. Supporting Early Learning & Development
Children and families are invited
to participate in developmentally
approrpriate and engaging
opportunities for play.


This program is for any Indigenous family or caregiver interested in taking part in connecting to others in the community, drop-in play groups, workshops and visits from elders and knowledge holders.
We offer reading, storytelling, sing-alongs, games and more. Our focus is directed towards on the land teachings with ample opportunities for outdoor play (Urban and rural).
This program takes place year-round! Please check our calendar for program times and dates.
We are offering a mobile experience that takes place in various locations across the city. This helps make sure we can cover a variety of topics in different locations.
If you are interested in connecting to the community while sharing cultural experiences and learning about those living in your community, this is for you.
Drop in activities do not require registration however some activities may be able to have limited number of participants on a first come, first served basis.

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