Rainy River First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Family Support Services

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)
  • Offers community based family counselling for children, teens, men, women and families as a group 
  • Provides assessments and case management services  
  • Provides services of traditional healers  
  • Offers community workshops to raise awareness of issues affecting families including substance abuse and family violence 
  • Supports community initiatives that promote family healing such as traditional gatherings
 
Also offers the following family support services including but not limited to: 
  • Advocacy and referral to external agencies  
  • Assistance in the planning of child's and family's needs 
  • Emergency financial assistance for basic needs only in cases where the welfare of child/children is at-risk 
  • Home visitation arrangements and supervison to enable parents to visit with their children living in alternative care
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 
  • Emergency financial assistance is provided ONLY in extenuating circumstances and each case is treated and considered separately 
  • Home visitation is available for families who have children in alternative care; request for visitation must come from birth family
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 Executive Leona McGinnis, Director of Family Services; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 245; Email: dfs.rrfn@bellnet.ca
Alternate Executive Ruthann McGinnis, Community Care Worker; Phone: 807-482-2479 ext 226; Email: r.mcginnis@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 Family Support Services 
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 Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)