Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Community Care Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC) 
Provincial Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3
Description (Service) Delivers child care and protection services and family support services to community members
 
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 Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm 
Alternate Fri 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation 
  • Children younger than 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 807-488-5917
Toll Free Phone 1-800-933-3023
Fax 807-488-5503
Website www.biggrassy.ca
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Primary Contact Josephine Copenace, Secretary
Primary Executive Roy Tom, Supervisor
Alternate Executive Laura Major, Family Service Worker
Site Location Community is 130 km NW of Fort Frances, off Hwy 621 along SE shores of Lake of the Woods
Located In Community Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation
Address 410 Anishinabe Way, Big Grassy River First Nation
Morson, ON P0W 1J0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Community Care Program 
PO Box 453 
Morson, ON P0W 1J0
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)