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Children's Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay (The)
Family and Children's Services

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Description
  • Ensures the child's rights and best interests are protected, supported and monitored
  • Ensures that all social, emotional, and service needs are being met

Community Based Child Protection Program
  • Provides enhanced support programming on site at the June Lendrum Family Resource Centre
  • Carries out child protection intervention through a community based model
  • Assesses and connects families to needed services

Family Group Decision Making
  • Offers dispute resolution program
  • Offers a culturally sensitive decision making process that brings together the family group to develop a plan that meets the needs of the child's safety and well-being as well as the family's as a whole
  • Aims to better enable family groups to have a voice in developing and implementing plans that ensure the emotional and physical safety and well-being of children

Family Services Unit
  • Develops a collaborative service plan with families
  • Meets regularly with children and families
  • Advocates for services
  • Assists families in accessing needed services

Support Services
  • Provides transportation, supervision and/or coordination of access visits
  • Sets guidelines to ensure that frequency and length of visits are appropriate
  • Schedules regular access (as long as there remains the possibility of family reunification)
Comments
  • Temporary Care Agreement: The child is placed in the care of the Children's Aid Society on a voluntary basis by the caregiver
  • Society Wardship: The child is court ordered into the temporary care of the Children's Aid Society
  • Crown Wardship: The child is made a permanent ward of the Children's Aid Society and could be placed for adoption
Eligibility
Children's Services
  • 17 years of age and under, admitted into the care of the society
Community Based Child Protection Program
  • Single parents and families who live in Lendrum Court and/or participating in the parenting services and support programs of June Lendrum Family Resource Centre
Family Group Decision Making
  • Individuals and families in dispute with their Child Welfare worker
Family Services Unit
  • Children and families involved with child protection services
Support Services
  • Individuals with children in care of the Society
Application Process
Contact Intake and Assessment
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On June 4, 2019

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