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.

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.

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Talent Acquisition Partner

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Internal/External Posting   Talent Acquisition Partner Full-Time Permanent Location – Kenora POSITION SUMMARY: The Talent Acquisition Partner at AAFS plays a crucial role in sourcing, attracting, and retaining top talent to support the

Program Secretary

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Internal/External Posting   Program Secretary Contract Position to March 31, 2024 with possible extension Location – Kenora POSITION SUMMARY: The Program Secretary provides secretarial and related clerical support services to the Director of

DIRECTOR OF SERVICES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - INTERNAL/EXTERNAL   DIRECTOR OF SERVICES Contract Position Until Further Notice Location – Kenora   POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Services is responsible for ensuring that the agency consistently provides comprehensive, competent, relevant

INVESTIGATION AND ASSESSMENT WORKER – TWO POSITIONS

INVESTIGATION AND ASSESSMENT WORKERS - 2 POSITIONS Full-Time Permanent Location – Kenora   POSITION SUMMARY: The Investigation and Assessment Worker is responsible for conducting investigation and assessment services for all cases alleging child abuse and/or