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Description & Services
Description (Service) Facilitates customary care (foster care) arrangements with priority always given to the recognition and rights of an Anishinaabe child to be placed with extended family, their own community and their clan
Provides foster care child placement in the following order of priority: 
  • With immediate or extended family members in the community 
  • With other community members 
  • With extended family outside the community 
  • With a family in another native community 
  • With a non-Aboriginal family as a last consideration
Semi Independent Living Program 
  • Provides life skills training to children in care 
  • Helps to prepare them for the transition to independent living
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Emergencies: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Grassy Narrows First Nation ; Washagamis Bay First Nation - Obashkaandagaang ; Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation ; Whitedog First Nation - Wabaseemoong Independent Nation ; Whitefish Bay First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 15 year(s) and under 
First Nations children and youth on/off-reserve from the First Nation communities of Naotkamegwanning, Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek, Wabaseemoong Independent Nation and Obashkaandagaang (Washagamis Bay)
Application Intake Assessment required for all programs
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-6224
Toll Free Phone 1-866-420-9990
After Hours Phone 1-866-420-9990 (Mon-Sun 24 hours)
Fax 807-468-6643
Primary Contact Sean Spencer, Director of Services; Phone: 807-468-6224 ext 224; Email:
Alternate Contact Carolyn Sinclair, Director of Services; Phone: 807-468-6224 ext 250; Email:
Located In Community Kenora
Address 20 Main St S
Kenora, ON P9N 1S7
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Intersection Main St S and McClellan Ave
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2006
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)