Lac La Croix First Nation
Child Care Agency

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Description
Delivers child care and protection services and family support services to community members
  • Administers services for Weechi-it-te-Win Family Services, a mandated Native Child Welfare Agency in Fort Frances
  • Partners with community police officers and local nursing staff to identify and support troubled families

Alternative Care Program
  • Provides assistance and support to children in care
  • Coordinates recruitment and maintenance of alternative care homes including completion of home studies
  • Provides training for child care providers
  • Offers support and guidance in reuniting siblings who are/have been part of the foster care system

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

Repatriation Services
  • Processes requests to have children in external foster care brought back to homes within the community
  • Provides advocacy on behalf of the child and family

Outreach Services
  • Provides the option to children adopted by outside families to discover their birth family and heritage
  • Provides records and information to Tribal Agency and external resources
Comments
Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory ServicesPolitical Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3)Treaty #3
Eligibility
  • Members of Lac La Croix First Nation
  • Children under 18 years of age and their families
Application Process
Intake assessment required
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On October 3, 2019

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