Description & Services
Description (Service) Coordinates child protection and prevention programs and services that promote the preservation of Aboriginal culture
 
Duty To Report 
  • Enforces and supports the Duty To Report principle, requiring all persons to report suspected child abuse
 
Intake and Assessment 
  • Receives child protection referrals in confidence from the community 
  • Accepts allegations of child neglect and abuse 
  • Investigates and assesses, in a manner that is culturally appropriate, all reports of child abuse including emotional, physical, sexual and neglect 
  • Conducts interviews and provides assessment of family's needs 
  • Makes a decision about the case based on assessment, which may include closing case, referring family to community services, referring family to counselling and more intensive support, or placing child in foster care or with relatives/alternate caregivers  
  • Serves as general intake for all other programs and services offered
 
Children's Services
 
Provides care to children who cannot be cared for by biological parents/guardian; coordinates one of the following approaches: 
  • Temporary Care Agreement, where parents voluntarily sign a contract to place children over 12 years of age in temporary care 
  • Society Wardship, where the child is placed in temporary care through a court order 
  • Crown Wardship, where the child is made a permanent ward of the Children's Aid Society and could be placed for adoption; the Society remains the legal parent of the child until 21 years of age 
  • Provides advocacy for the rights of the child as a Crown Ward
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation ; Fort Albany First Nation ; Kashechewan First Nation ; Moose Factory ; Moosonee ; Weenusk First Nation
Eligibility
  • Must be a resident of one of the member First Nation communities 
  • Services are available for Native and Non-Native clientele
 
Children's Services 
  • Children and youth from birth to 21 years of age
Application Contact Intake and Assessment
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-336-2229
Toll Free Phone 705 Area Only: 1-888-298-2916
After Hours Phone 1-866-615-1681
Fax 705-336-2492
E-Mail info@payukotayno.ca
Website www.payukotayno.ca
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Primary Contact Wendy Solomon, Administrative Assistant; Email: wendy.solomon@payukotayno.ca
Primary Executive Child Welfare Supervisor
Alternate Executive Collette Hookimaw, Director of Services; Phone: 705-336-2229 ext 249; Email: collette.hookimaw@payukotayno.ca
Located In Community Moosonee
Address 50 Bay Rd
Moosonee, ON P0L 1Y0
 
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Intersection Bay Rd and Hutchinson Rd
Mailing Address c/o Child Welfare 
PO Box 189D 
Moosonee, ON P0L 1Y0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1984
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)