Add Record Add Record | Suggest Update | Print Version (New Window)
Description & Services
Public Comments NOTE: For emergency concerns about a child call office during regular hours, ask for Intake Worker; after hours call toll-free line, ask for Nog-Da-Win-Da-Min on-call worker
Description (Service) Oversees all aspects of a foster care program that provides residential care for children who cannot be cared for by their biological parents or guardians 
  • Facilitates arrangements to provide a temporary home for children who are separated from their family 
  • Retains legal responsibility for the child  
  • Provides initial orientation, home study and ongoing training 
  • Arranges for home visits 7 days and 30 days after child's placement in home 
  • Makes weekly phone calls to foster parents  
  • Reimburses for all expenses incurred for welfare of child including living, medical, clothing, school and extra-curricular expenses 
  • Provides access to a full range of therapeutic and relief services 
  • Provides respite care to foster parents 
  • Supplies a foster parent handbook at office or available online  
  • Works with foster parents to create life plan for child; prioirty is to reunite child with family but if not possible, plans may include long-term foster care or adoption
Provides 3 types of foster care homes: 
  • Regular alternative care home: provides full-time daily care in a family setting 
  • Relief Alternative Care Homes: provides part-time care in a family setting 
  • Emergency Receiving Alternative Care Homes: Provides care in a family with very short notice
This organization is a Registered Charity
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Emergency Child Welfare Services: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation ; Batchewana First Nation ; Garden River First Nation ; Mississauga First Nation ; Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation ; Serpent River First Nation ; Thessalon First Nation
  • Children and youth from birth to 21 years of age 
  • Must be a First Nations member of one of the 7 member communities
  • Contact Intake and Assessment 
  • Services are administered on a local level through individual communities
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-3700
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-0999
After Hours Phone Answering Service for on-call worker: 705-946-3700
Fax 705-946-3717
Primary Contact Email:
Site Location Batchewana First Nation
Located In Community Batchewana First Nation
Address 210 B Gran St
Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 0C4
View Google Map
Intersection Gran St and Batchewana St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1990
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)