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.

WORK WITH US

Family Preservation Intake Worker

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EXTERNAL POSTING FAMILY PRESERVATION INTAKE WORKER Location – Kenora Contract to March 31, 2022 with Possible Extension   POSITION SUMMARY: The Family Preservation Intake Worker is a full-time contract program position. The Intake

Finance Clerk CHRT

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: External Posting   Finance Clerk CHRT   Location – AAFS Administration Office, Wauzhushk Onigum Nation POSITION SUMMARY: The Finance Clerk is a full-time permanent administrative position. The Finance Clerk CHRT is responsible for

Residential Youth Workers – Casual

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Residential Youth Workers Casual Positions Location – Dryden POSITION SUMMARY: The Residential Youth Worker (RYW) is responsible for providing direct supervision to youth who have been placed in the Agency Operated Group Home.

After Hours Retainer One-One Worker (Casual/ Relief)

We invite applications for the following positions: After Hours Retainer One-One Worker (Casual/Relief) Location: Kenora   The On-call Retainer is part of the On-Call Team, which provides after-hours emergency child protection services. Under the direction