Nipissing First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Native Child Welfare Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Delivers child care and protection services, and family support services to community members 
  • Acts as a family and children's services liaison between Nipissing First Nation and the Children's Aid Societies from any location 
  • Offers family and child support with home visiting, office visits and court attendance with child welfare issues within the district
 
Foster Care 
Provides the following services to families in the system: 
  • Advocacy 
  • Case management 
  • Access services 
  • Community resources 
  • Referrals to other agencies and programs 
  • Remains in contact with the family until services are accessed or until needed services are accessed and family can advocate for themselves 
  • Provides assistance in the recruitment of new foster families within the community 
  • Endeavours to keep children within their home communities
 
Prevention Services 
  • Provides programs and services to children and youth to enhance their well being, including life skills mentoring, recreational activities, social activities and healthy lifestyles workshops 
  • Provides educational programs and resources to parents and families to strengthen family units
 
After School Kids Social 
Provides a safe and healthy environment for children to attend after school until parents arrive home from work
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nipissing First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Nipissing First Nation, both on and off-reserve 
  • Children under 18 years of age and their families
Application Intake Assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-753-2691
Fax 705-753-2527
Website www.nfn.ca
Primary Executive Debbie McLeod, Social Services Manager; Phone: 705-753-2050 ext 1230
Alternate Executive Samantha Goulais, Native Child Welfare Supervisor; Phone: 705-753-2691 ext 1322; Email: samg@nfn.ca
Site Location Community is approx 37 km W of North Bay off Hwy 17 at Dutrisac Rd, Sturgeon Falls
Located In Community Garden Village
Address 36 Semo Rd
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
 
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Physical Access Fully 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)