Attawapiskat First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Child and Family Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
Payukotayno Administrative Office: 50 Bay Rd, PO Box 189D, Moosonee, Ont, ph: 705-336-2229, fax: 705-336-2492, email:
Description (Service) Delivers child care and protection services and family support services to community members 
Administers services for Payukotayno Child and Family Services, a mandated Native Child Welfare Agency 
Prevention Services 
  • Teaches parenting skills and assisting children through difficult times 
  • Develops and administers healthy social and recreational programs for families  
  • Hosts community forums to address issues such as youth drug abuse, inadequate housing, schooling problems and after school activities 
  • Organizes elders meetings that address traditional child rearing methods 
  • Provides information sessions about understanding substance dependency and resulting family violence, and overcoming oppression by understanding cultural realities
Repatriation Services 
  • Processes requests to have children in external foster care brought back to homes within the community 
  • Provides advocacy on behalf of the child and family
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation
  • Native and non-Native residents of Attawapiskat 
  • Children under 18 years of age and their families
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-997-2271
Fax 705-997-2299
Primary Contact Karen Chakasim, Supervisor, Payukotayno, Moosonee; Phone: 705-336-2229
Alternate Contact Marlene Kapashesit, Director of Services, Payukotayno, Moosonee; Phone: 705-336-2229
Site Location Community is located on W James Bay near mouth of Attawapiskat River, 160 km N of Moosonee
Located In Community Attawapiskat First Nation
Address Attawapiskat First Nation, ON P0L 1A0
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Mailing Address c/o Payukotayno Family Services 
General Delivery 
Attawapiskat, ON P0L 1A0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)