Grassy Narrows First Nation

Site: Kitapinoonjiiminaanik Family Services

Service: Prevention Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
Children's Mental Health Services, AAFS Main Office-12 Main St S, Kenora ON P9N 1S7 phone 807-468-8238, fax 807-468-7960
Description (Service) Delivers child care, prevention and protection services and family support services to community members
  • Administers services on behalf of Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services (AAFS), a mandated Native Child Welfare Agency in Kenora, but functions independently
  • Received the transfer of both protection and prevention services from AAFS with a Signing Ceremony on Apr 30th, 2013
  • Partners with community police officers and local nursing staff to identify and support troubled families
Customary Care (Foster Care)

Coordinates 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
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
  • Provides referrals to other programs and supports
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Grassy Narrows First Nation
  • Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation 
  • Children in need of care and their families
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-925-2525
Fax 807-925-1062
Primary Contact Gabriel Fobister Jr, Supervisor
Alternate Contact Roxanne Necanapenace, Prevention Worker
Site Location Community is 80 km N of Kenora at the end of Hwy 671, along the English-Wabigoon river system near the Manitoba border
Located In Community Kenora
Address Kitapinoonjiiminaanik Family Services
Grassy Narrows, ON P0X 1B0
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Mailing Address c/o Kitapinoonjiiminaanik Family Services 
General Delivery 
Grassy Narrows, ON P0X 1B0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Apr 2013
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)