Description & Services
Public Comments Received provincial designation as a children's aid society on Jul 1, 2006 giving AAFS full responsibility for providing child well-being and prevention services
Description (Agency) Administers bi-cultural child protection and prevention services for First Nation children and youth
Agency Services
Description (Service) Administers bi-cultural child protection and prevention services for First Nation children and youth 
  • Provides on-call services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
  • Investigates all reports of child abuse/neglect 
  • Focus is on providing services that respect Anishinaabe heritage, culture and traditions 
  • Belongs to the Association of Native Child and Family Service Agencies of Ontario
 
Programs include: 
  • Alternative Care (Foster Care) 
  • Child Protection Services 
  • Children's Mental Health Services 
  • Customary Care 
  • Prevention Services
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
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 ; Shoal Lake 40 First Nation ; Wabauskang First Nation ; Wabigoon Lake First Nation ; Washagamis Bay First Nation - Obashkaandagaang ; Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation ; Whitedog First Nation - Wabaseemoong ; Whitefish Bay First Nation - Naotkamegwaning
Boundaries Protection Services 
  • Mandated by Ministry of Children & Youth Services (MCYS) for 5 First Nation communities 
  • Mandated through Service Agreement for 8 other communities in Treaty #3 and 8 communities in Treaty #9 (pending MCYS designation of a Native Agency in that territory)
Eligibility Child Protection Services 
  • Mandated for First Nations children and youth 15 years of age and under in need of protection 
  • Voluntary for children 16 years of age and over
 
Prevention Services
 
Families requiring intervention in order to prevent family breakdown
Application Intake Assessment required for all programs
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Administration and Prevention Services: 807-548-1099
Toll Free Phone Protection Services 1-866-420-9990
After Hours Phone 807-468-6224 (Mon-Sun 24 hours)
Fax 807-548-1345
E-Mail reception@aafs.ca
Website www.aafs.ca
Primary Contact Kristine Reynard, Executive Assistant
Primary Executive Theresa Stevens, Executive Director; Phone: 807-548-1099 ext 29; Email: theresa.stevens@aafs.ca
Alternate Executive Dennis Petiquan, Director of Services; Phone: 807-468-6224 ext 247; Email: dennis.petiquan@aafs.ca
Site Location Community of Wauzhushk Onigum is 2 miles SE of Kenora off Hwy 17E and Golf Course Rd, along N shore of Lake of the Woods
Located In Community Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation
Address 1 Apartment Dr
Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, ON P9N 3X7
 
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Intersection Apartment Dr and Golf Course Rd
Mailing Address Box 1360 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X7
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)