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Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation

Family Support Services

  • Offers community based family counselling for children, teens, men, women and families as a group
  • Provides assessments and case management services
  • Provides services of traditional healers
  • Offers community workshops to raise awareness of issues affecting families including substance abuse and family violence
  • Supports community initiatives that promote family healing such as traditional gatherings
Also offers the following family support services including but not limited to:
  • Advocacy and referral to external agencies
  • Assistance in the planning of child's and family's needs
  • Emergency financial assistance for basic needs only in cases where the welfare of child/children is at-risk
  • Home visitation arrangements and supervision to enable parents to visit with their children living in alternative care
  • Members of Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation
  • Children younger than 18 years of age and their families
  • Emergency financial assistance is provided ONLY in extenuating circumstances and each case is treated and considered separately
  • Home visitation is available for families who have children in alternative care; request for visitation must come from birth family
Application Process
Intake assessment required
807-484-2299 - Customary Care Team
807-274-3201 - Weechi-it-te-win Family Services
After Hours Phone
807-275-5111 - On-call Crisis Worker
Mailing Address
PO Box 160
c/o Band Office
Nestor Falls, ON, P0X 1K0
Lisa Kelly, Acting Alternative Care Coordinator
Phone: 807-484-2299 Ext 25
Community Care Supervisor
Shawn Jourdain
Phone: 807-484-2299 Ext 23
Documents Required
Completed intake assessment required
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Legal Status
Government - City
Agency Information
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 11, 2022
Band Office , 703 Ketemiikana Dr
Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation, ON, P0X 1K0
  • Band Office is located at Ketemiikana Dr in the community of Onigaming, also referred to as Sabaskong
  • Situated along the shores of Crow Lake
  • Community is approx 113 km N of Fort Frances off Hwy 71 and 3 km from Nestor Falls
  • Consists of 4 settlements: Sabaskong Bay 35C, 35D, 35E and 35H as well as the reserves of Agency 30 and Assabaska shared with other First Nations
  • The word onigaming refers to portage
  • Onigaming First Nation lies halfway between Kenora & Rainy River Disticts but is officially part of Kenora District; however, they access some services through the Rainy River District such as the Giizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre in Fort Frances

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Hours of Operation
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630

Band Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
  • Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation
  • Onigaming First Nation