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Weechi It Te Win Family Services

Alternative Care Program

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Coordinates child protection and prevention programs and services that promote the preservation of Indigenous culture
  • Enforces and supports the Duty To Report principle, requiring all persons to report suspected child abuse
  • Investigates and assesses, in a manner that is culturally appropriate, all reports of child abuse including emotional, physical, sexual and neglect
Alternative Care Program (ACP)
  • Facilitates short term and long term placements (foster care) for children requiring out of home care
  • Promotes foster care placement in homes of extended family within child's community; if not possible then works to secure placement within Anishinaabe homes
  • Processes applications for individuals wishing to become caregiver homes
Treatment Foster Care Program
  • Provides ongoing support and training primarily to foster families and children placed in care in order to maintain success of program and to prevent breakdown of placement
  • Addresses the needs of the child/youth in care in the areas of cultural awareness, independent living skills, academic needs and vocation and life skills training
  • Provides individual counselling and group therapy to address issues such as, but not limited to sexual identity, depression, anger management and family of origin issues
  • Provides ongoing education to First Nation communities to build their capacity to care for own children and youth
Hours of Operation
8:30 am - 5 pm
8:30 am - 5 pm
8:30 am - 5 pm
8:30 am - 5 pm
8:30 am - 5 pm

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Must be a member of any of the 10 First Nations communities in the Rainy Lake Tribal Region either on/off-reserve
Application Process
Alternative Care Program: Referrals for placement must be made through Alternative Care Coordinators either at the Community Level or the Tribal Level
Individuals wishing to become caregivers must submit:
  • Completed application form
  • Criminal reference check
  • Medical report
  • Consent for Home Study I
  • Consent for Home Study II
Documents Required
Referral required
Fully accessible
Legal Status
(50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
August 31, 2020