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Animakee Wa Zhing 37 First Nation
Child and Family Services

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Description
Delivers child care and protection services and family support services to community members
  • Administers services for Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services, a mandated Native Child Welfare Agency in Kenora
  • Partners with community police officers and local nursing staff to identify and support troubled families
Customary Care (Foster Care)

Coordinates foster care child placement in the following order of priority:
  • With immediate or extended family members in the community
  • With other community members
  • With extended family outside the community
  • With a family in another Native community
  • With a non-Aboriginal family as a last consideration
Prevention Services
  • Teaches parenting skills and assisting children through difficult times
  • Develops and administers healthy social and recreational programs for families
  • Hosts community forums to address issues such as youth drug abuse, inadequate housing, schooling problems and after school activities
  • Organizes elders meetings that address traditional child rearing methods
  • Provides information sessions about understanding substance dependency and resulting family violence, and overcoming oppression by understanding cultural realities
  • Provides referrals to other programs and supports
Comments
Tribal Council: Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC)Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3)Treaty #3
  • For Prevention Services worker on Windigo Island contact Lorraine Powassin, phone: 807-733-3721 fax: 807-733-3901
  • Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services, Administration Office, Rat Portage Reserve, Kenora, Ont P9N 1S7, ph: 807-548-1099
  • Prevention services provided by AAFS to Northwest Angle #37 ph: 807-226-1170
Hours of Operation
Mon-Thu 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 9 am-1 pm
Eligibility
  • Members of Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation (Northwest Angle 37)
  • Children 18 years of age and younger in need of care and their families
Application Process
Intake assessment required
Fees
None
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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