Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Customary Care Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3
Description (Service) Delivers child care and protection services and family support services to community members 
  • Administers services for Weechi-it-te-Win Family Services, a mandated Native Child Welfare Agency in Fort Frances 
  • Partners with community police officers and local nursing staff to identify and support troubled families
 
Alternative Care Program 
  • Provides assistance and support to children in care 
  • Coordinates recruitment and maintenance of alternative care homes including completion of home studies 
  • Provides training for child care providers 
  • Offers support and guidance in reuniting siblings who are/have been part of the foster care system
 
Prevention Services 
  • Teaches parenting skills and assisting children through difficult times 
  • Develops and administers healthy social and recreational programs for families  
  • Hosts community forums to address issues such as youth drug abuse, inadequate housing, schooling problems and after school activities 
  • Organizes elders meetings that address traditional child rearing methods 
  • Provides information sessions about understanding substance dependency and resulting family violence, and overcoming oppression by understanding cultural realities
 
Repatriation Services 
  • Processes requests to have children in external foster care brought back to homes within the community 
  • Provides advocacy on behalf of the child and family
 
Outreach Services 
  • Provides the option to children adopted by outside families to discover their birth family and heritage 
  • Provides records and information to Tribal Agency and external resources
Hours Band Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Onigaming First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation  
  • Children under 18 years of age and their families
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-484-2299
After Hours Phone 807-275-5111
Fax 807-484-2649
E-Mail angie.copenace@onigaming.ca
Website www.onigaming.ca/home
Primary Contact Lisa Kelly, Receptionist; Phone: 807-484-2299 ext 21; Email: lisa.kelly@onigaming.ca
Alternate Contact Kathy Cranston, Finance; Phone: 807-484-2299 ext 28; Email: kathy.cranston@onigaming.ca
Primary Executive Lawrence Kelly, Community Care Supervisor; Phone: 807-484-2299 ext 23; Email: lawrence.kelly@onigaming.ca
Alternate Executive Brenda Kelly, Program Secretary; Phone: 807-484-2299 ext 23; Email: brenda.kelly@onigaming.ca
Site Location Community is approx 113 km N of Fort Frances off Hwy 71 near Nestor Falls
Located In Community Onigaming First Nation
Address Band Office
703 Ketemiikana Dr
Nestor Falls, ON P0X 1K0
 
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Intersection Ketemiikana Dr and Hwy 71
Mailing Address c/o Community Care Program 
PO Box 129 
Nestor Falls, ON P0X 1K0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)