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Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation

Child and Family Services


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
  • 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
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
Toll Free
1-800-853-3960
Office
807-226-5438 - or 807-226-9926
Fax
807-226-1164
Web Site
https://www.animakeewazhing37.com/
Mailing Address
PO Box 1360
c/o Child & Family Services
Kenora, ON, P9N 3X8
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Sharon Kavanaugh, Prevention Worker
Fees
None
Documents Required
Completed intake assessment required
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
Government - City
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 10, 2022
Address
Animkii Dr
Northwest Angle 37 First Nation, ON, P0X 1N0
  • Child and Family Services Office is located at Animkii Dr in Sioux Narrows
  • Situated near Zhaawanaabinesiik Community Health centre

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Hours of Operation
Mon
0900 - 1630
Tue
0900 - 1630
Wed
0900 - 1630
Thu
0900 - 1630
Fri
0900 - 1300

Mon-Thu 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-1 pm
Service Area(s)
Northwest Angle 37 First Nation