Naicatchewenin 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
 
  • Administers services for Weechi-it-te-Win Family Services, a mandated Native Child Welfare Agency in Fort Frances  
  • Partners with community police officers and local nursing staff to identify and support troubled families
 
Alternative Care Program 
  • Provides assistance and support to children in care 
  • Provides training for child care providers 
  • Offers support and guidance in reuniting siblings who are/have been part of the foster care system
 
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 Band Office: Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-2:30 pm
Areas Served Naicatchewenin First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Naicatchewenin 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 807-486-3407
Fax 807-486-3138
E-Mail connie.smith@bellnet.ca
Website www.naicatcheweninfirstnation.ca
Primary Contact Janice Smith, Secretary and Family Worker; Email: janice.smith@bellnet.ca
Alternate Contact Tara Smith, Child in Care Worker; Email: tara.smith@bellnet.ca
Primary Executive Norma Smith, Alternative Care Coordinator; Phone: 807-486-3560; Email: norma.smith@bellnet.ca
Alternate Executive Gary Smith, CCP Supervisor; Email: gary.smith@bellnet.ca
Site Location Community is W of Fort Frances along Hwy 11 and 50 km N of Devlin on Hwy 613
Located In Community Naicatchewenin First Nation
Address RR 1
Devlin, ON P0W 1C0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Community Care Program 
PO Box 15 
RR 1 
Devlin, ON P0W 1C0
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)