Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Community 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) Delivers child care and protection services and family support services to community members for Weechi-it-te-Win Family Services

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-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Nigigoonsiminikaaning 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 807-481-1110
Fax 807-481-1026
Website www.nigigoonsiminikaaning.ca
Primary Contact Judy Allen, Secretary
Alternate Contact Nora Johnson, Child in Care Worker
Primary Executive Gary Windigo, Supervisor
Alternate Executive Sarah Chabot, Alternative Care Coordinator
Site Location Community is 40 km east of Fort Frances on Hwy 11, along banks of Rainy Lake
Located In Community Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
Address Fort Frances
 
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Mailing Address c/o Community Support Services 
PO Box 68 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M5
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)