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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Recruits and retains Aboriginal Foster caregivers and homes in accordance to rules and regulations outlined in the Child and Family Services Act 
  • Provides training and support to Aboriginal Foster caregivers 
  • Provides assistance with voluntary/customary care placements within the catchment area 
  • Provides support and counselling services to children in care 
  • Provides consultation and advertising in areas relating to customary care and foster care procedures 
  • Provides preventative services at "grass roots level" including awareness on child welfare matters including roles and responsibilities of the customary care/foster care worker 
  • Provides workshops on traditional modes of care as defined by First Nation Communities to prevent the removal of children from the First Nation/Communities 
  • Provides repatriation services where needed by offering assistance and guidance, consultation and referral services 
  • Encourages customary care arrangements where applicable as a least intrusive measure
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Beaverhouse First Nation ; Brunswick House First Nation ; Chapleau Cree First Nation ; Chapleau Ojibway First Nation ; Constance Lake First Nation ; Hornepayne First Nation ; Matachewan First Nation ; Mattagami First Nation ; Missanabie Cree First Nation ; Taykwa Tagamou First Nation ; Wahgoshig First Nation
Boundaries North of the 47.5 Parallel at the Southern boundary of the Arctic Watershed, North to Payukotayno jurisdiction, West to Tikinagan jurisdiction, East to the Province of Quebec
Eligibility Must be one of the 11 member First Nations
Application Provides services at a local level through each community's Band Office
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-268-9033
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-1293
After Hours Phone 705-360-8619
Fax 705-268-9272
Primary Contact Pauline Murphy, Program Manager
Located In Community Timmins
Address 38 Pine St N, Unit 120
Timmins, ON P4N 6K6
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Intersection Pine St N and Algonquin Blvd E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1989
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)