Rainy River First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Community Care Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services  
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

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 Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Rainy River First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Rainy River First Nation 
  • Children under 18 years of age and their families
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-482-2479
Fax 807-482-2603
E-Mail reception.manitou@bellnet.ca
Website www.rainyriver.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Katie January, Data File Clerk; Email: dfs.rrfn@bellnet.ca
Primary Executive Leona McGinnis, Director of Family Services; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 245; Email: dfs.rrfn@bellnet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 40 km W of Fort Frances and 5 km W of Emo along the shores of Rainy River adjacent to Hwy 11
Located In Community Rainy River First Nation
Address 6 Manitou Rapids Dr
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Community Care Program 
PO Box 450 
Emo, ON P0W 1E0
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)