WHO WE ARE

We are currently mandated thru the province of Ontario and our collective Chiefs to provide child welfare services to five communities and prevention services to fourteen First Nations in Treaty #3 northern territory. Our brother agency to the south, Weechiittewin Family Services provides the same service provision to fourteen First Nations in the southern territory.

Additionally we carry Service Agreements with Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services for 6 First Nations in Treaty #3 north, as an alternative to mainstream service provision, until jurisdiction is officially transferred from the Province for all First Nations to be delivered services in a culturally safe manner.

Our History

THE RIGHTS OF THE ANISHINAABE CHILD

Under the Great Law of the Anishinabeg, an Anishinaabe child has Aboriginal (ascribed) rights.

These are their Rights:

  • To their Name — Anishinaabe ishinikasoowin
  • To their Clan — dodem
  • To be with the Family — gutsiimug
  • To cultural and ceremonial practices — Anishinaabe miiniggisiwin
  • To their identity — anishinabewin
  • To their language — anishinabemoowin
  • To a purposeful and zestful life — mino bimatiziwin
  • To their ancestral land — anishinaabe akiing
  • To the lifestyle of the anishinaabe — anishinabechigewin
  • To a good education — kinamaatiwin
  • To protection within the family — shanawentasoowin
  • To protection outside the family — ganawentasoowin

by Lawrence W. Jourdain

ANISHINAABE DANCES

As Anishinaabe people, we have received many gifts for which we can be thankful and proud. In this video, we will look at some of the dances and their stories.

OUR STRATEGIC PLAN

The overall strategic direction of the Agency falls in line with the Mission Statement; to protect children and to heal and strengthen families, in a way that honors the Customs, Values and Traditions of our People.

SEE OUR PLAN

WORK WITH US

Legal Services Clerk

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: External Posting Legal Services Clerk - One (1) Contract Position to March 31, 2021 with Possible Extension Location – Kenora   General Description: The Legal Services Clerk is a full-time  program support position.

Program and Administration Secretary

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: External Posting Program and Administration Secretary - Regular Full-Time Position Locations: Kenora General Description: The Program and Administration Secretary is a full-time permanent program support position. The Program and Administration Secretary is responsible

Alternative Care Worker

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: External Posting Alternative Care Worker – Regular Full-Time Position Location – Dryden General Description: The Alternative Care Worker (ACW) is responsible for providing direct services to Alternative Care Homes and Agency Operated Homes

Program Secretary (Contract)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: External Posting Program Secretary - One (1) Contract Position to March 31, 2021 with Possible Extension Location – Kenora   General Description: The Program Secretary is a full-time program support position. The Program