Grassy Narrows First Nation
Prevention Services

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Description
Delivers child care, prevention and protection services and family support services to community members
  • Administers services on behalf of Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services (AAFS), a mandated Native Child Welfare Agency in Kenora, but functions independently
  • Received the transfer of both protection and prevention services from AAFS with a Signing Ceremony on Apr 30th, 2013
  • 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: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC)
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3)
Treaty #3
Children's Mental Health Services, AAFS Main Office-12 Main St S, Kenora ON P9N 1S7 phone 807-468-8238, fax 807-468-7960
Eligibility
  • Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation
  • Children 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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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On October 17, 2018

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