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Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides mandated protection services and programs to First Nations children and families
 
Offers the following services: 
  • Coordinates alternative care and customary care placements for children and youth 
  • Conducts intake assessments  
  • Investigates all reports of abuse and neglect  
  • Offers family relief and support  
  • Assists youth in planning for their future  
  • Promotes community awareness and education through workshops and seminars 
  • Hosts an annual traditional "Honouring Our Children" powwow 
  • Organizes seasonal feasts in different communities
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Emergencies: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Dalles First Nation ; Grassy Narrows First Nation ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation ; Northwest Angle 33 First Nation ; Northwest Angle 37 First Nation ; Shoal Lake 39 First Nation - Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation ; Shoal Lake 40 First Nation ; Wabauskang First Nation ; Wabigoon Lake First Nation - Wabigoon Ojibway Nation ; Washagamis Bay First Nation - Obashkaandagaang ; Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation ; Whitedog First Nation - Wabaseemoong Independent Nation ; Whitefish Bay First Nation - Naotkamegwaning
Boundaries Can include other First Nation communities in Treaty #3 and Treaty #9
Eligibility Ages: 17 year(s) and under 
 
  • First Nations children and youth 17 years of age and younger, on/off-reserve and in need of protection 
  • Several service agreements with individual communities and/or child welfare authorities are in place to provide protection and prevention services locally and/or regionally; information listed on website
Application Intake Assessment required for all programs
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-6224
Toll Free Phone 1-866-420-9990
After Hours Phone 1-866-420-9990 (Mon-Sun 24 hours)
Fax 807-468-6643
E-Mail reception@aafs.ca
Website www.aafs.ca
Primary Executive Sean Spencer, Director of Services; Phone: 807-468-6224 ext 224; Email: sean.spencer@aafs.ca
Alternate Executive Caroline Sinclair, Director of Services; Phone: 807-468-6224 ext 250; Email: caroline.sinclair@aafs.ca
Located In Community Kenora
Address 20 Main St S
Kenora, ON P9N 1S7
 
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Intersection Main St S and McClellan Ave
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2006
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS)