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Dilico Anishinabek Family Care

Customary Care and Kinship Services

Customary Care (Mikinaak Model)
  • Refers to the traditional practice of placing/raising a child outside the home but within the First Nation community
  • All members of the family, extended family, relatives and community are involved with planning for the child but Dilico maintains the responsibility to care for the child
Kinship Service
  • Provides services for children who cannot be cared for in their home but are not in the care of Dilico
  • Refers to the full-time care and nurturing of a child by a relative, extended family member, a member of the child's community or another adult with whom the child has a significant relationship
  • The Kinship Service caregiver works collaboratively with Dilico staff to develop and carry out plans of service for the child
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
9 am - 4:30 pm
9 am - 4:30 pm
9 am - 4:30 pm
9 am - 4:30 pm
9 am - 4:30 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Toll Free Hotline Mon-Sun 24 hours
First Nations communities already involved with Dilico Child Welfare services by having stated that Dilico is to care for the child in question on its behalf
Application Process
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
November 4, 2020