Abinooji Oniiga'niim

Big Island Community Care Program

Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing

Box 326, Morson, ON  P0W 1J0

Phone: (807) 488-5536    Fax: (807) 488-5577

Charity White - CCP Supervisor / ccpsupervisor@naongashiing.ca

Ext. 204

Boozhoo my name is Charity White and I am the Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing Community Care Program Supervisor. I am originally from Whitefish Bay ON, but have since transferred to the Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing. In 2017, I earned my Bachelor’s of Social Work degree with an undergrad in Indigenous Studies and Psychology out of the University of Regina. I have always had an interest working with people and have done so over the years in many types of positions.

As the CCP Program Supervisor, I case manage two separate teams which is the Protection and Preservation aspect of Weechi-it-te-win Family Services that ensures the safety and preservation of families within the Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing. I have numerous responsibilities and duties as the CCP Supervisor with our main focus on children in care and families. 

Mary L. Big George - Program Secretary


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Boozhoo my name is Mary BigGeorge and I am the Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing Community Care Program Secretary, some of my duties include greet the public in a friendly manner & direct to the proper department with the confidence of keeping confidentiality for all matters. Field calls on behalf of the team as requested, assessing and prioritizing urgency calls, referring them to the appropriate staff member & notify the CCP Supervisor. Record in-coming mail, faxes & distribute to the CCP staff. Organize the CCP van schedule, monthly on-call schedule. Responsible for all financial submissions and making sure staff receive travel, reimbursements and any other submissions. Offer the community coffee, tea while they are visiting awaiting to see one of the CCP staff. 

Please feel free to come by and have coffee/tea!

Rhonda Big George - Family Counsellor/Support Worker




Boozhoo, my anishinabe given name is Nii'sah'tay and waabaanonung. I am from the Mashkooozh (elk) clan. I am a community member of Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing First Nation. I have been employed with Community Care Program for 9 years with various positions such as oncall worker, Secretary, Secretary/Alternative Care Coordinator, Child In Care Worker/Alternative Care Coordinator Worker, Child In Care Worker. I am presently the Family Counsellor/Family Support Worker since January 2018. 

My job profile consists of booking assessments with phsycologists, therapists, referrals for requested services from clients and community members. 


As the Family Counsellor/Family Support worker it is very important that the services are met for either clients and or community members of Naongashiing. 


Please feel free to come by the CCP office for any questions regarding any of the Programs of Family Counsellor or Family Support. 




Rhonda Big George

Family Counsellor/Family Support Worker


Ashley Little - Family Well Being Worker



My Name is Ashley Little I was born and raised in Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing First Nation, I come from the Moose Clan. My Parents are Patrick and Virginia Handorgan also members of Naongashiing First Nation. I Graduated with my College Diploma in Indigenous Wellness & Addiction Prevention through Canadore College.

Within the last 10 years, I have worked in the Social Services field starting my Journey off at the Youth Treatment Center with Weechi-it-te-win Family Services, following there, I worked for my community of Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing for a number of years as their Child In Care Worker also my neighboring community of Big Grassy First Nation as there Child In Care Worker, before coming back to my community as the Family Well Being Worker in October of 2018.

Brian Hook - Youth Worker

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My name is Brian Hookimawillillene¸ I am from Big Grassy River F.N.I started working as a youth worker in late July. My job will have me working with the youth that are getting ready to make the transition into adulthood and out of the child care system. I am hoping to provide the resources and direct the young adults to the resources they will need to begin life on their own. I will also be working with the youth within the big island community, and I am hoping to get programs started that will get the youth reconnected with their culture. 

I strongly believe that youth are very sacred, and I plan on using every possible resource to help them become the integral pieces of society that our culture needs.

Laura Major - Alternative Care Coordinator


Ext. 205

Boozhoo!  My name is Laura Major and my Spirit Name is Mother Earth. I am from the Lynx clan and a  member of Big Grassy River First Nation.

I am the Child in Care worker for Big Island First Nation and I began my position here on August 6, 2019. My background for the last 14 years is in Child Welfare and I previously worked as a Child in Care Worker with Big Grassy CCP before coming to Big Island CCP.

Family Preservation came in to affect in June 2017 when Weechi-it-te-win Family Services did an Agency Needs Assessment and did consult with our 10 First Nations Community Care Programs.

My role as Family Preservation Worker is to work with the families that require supports to maintain and preserve that family unit when they are going through crisis in their lives, to prevent children from coming into care with whatever means needed to assist and help prevent that.

A few ways to accomplish this may be:

Meeting with the parents/families, listening to them and identify where they need supports. Some ways may include referring to and/or attending counselling, helping with Respite when they are feeling overwhelmed or need a break. Providing homemakers if needed. It also may require referring them to treatment if needed. We can also assist in providing Cultural services if they so wish to go that route. Whether it may be through healing ceremonies, family circles, sweats etc. 

Family Preservation works in helping to keep families together by preventing breakdown, separation or disconnection with family systems through strengthening, supporting and assisting families in ways that work for them.

Piper Smith - Case Aide / ccpcaseaide@naongashiing.ca

Michelle Nordin - Addictions / mnordin@naongashiing.ca 

Jenn Newman - Child in Care 1 / cic1@naongashiing.ca

Kennedy Williams - Child in Care 2 / cic2@naongashiing.ca

Stephane Andy - Family Preservation ccpfamilypreservation@naongashiing.ca

Roseanna Daigle - Family Support Worker familysupportworker@naongashiing.ca