Temagami First Nation

Site: Doreen Potts Health Centre

Service: Native Child Welfare Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated  
Primary Tribal Organization: Independent 
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 Temagami 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
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Temagami First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
 
Members of Temagami First Nation and their children under 18 years of age at-risk
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-237-8900
Toll Free Phone 1-866-262-2862
Fax 705-237-8912
Website www.temagamifirstnation.ca
Primary Executive Native Child Welfare Supervisor
Alternate Executive Lydia McKenzie, Health Services Manager; Email: lydia.mckenzie@temagamifirstnation.ca
Site Location Community is on Bear Island on Lake Temagami, 88 km N of North Bay off Hwy 11
Located In Community Bear Island
Address Bear Island, ON
 
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Mailing Address c/o Native Child Welfare 
General Delivery 
Bear Island, ON P0H 1C0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS); North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)