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

Family and Children's Services


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
Hours of Operation
Mon
0900 - 1700
Tue
0900 - 1700
Wed
0900 - 1700
Thu
0900 - 1700
Fri
0900 - 1700

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sep-Jun
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Jul-Aug
Intake and Assessment: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Eligibility
Children's Services: Children 17 years of age and younger, 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
Documents Required
Intake assessment required
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
July 20, 2021