M'Chigeeng First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Child and Family Advocate

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Manitoulin Island Treaty
Description (Service)
  • Responsible for carrying out support on behalf of Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services that provides for the best interests of children and families in child welfare matters in and out of the court system 
  • Ensures the child's needs including cultural identity, language, community and family are being met in decisions of both short term and long term placements
Provides advocacy and support for children/youth in the following cases: 
  • Crown Ward no access 
  • Crown Ward with access 
  • Society Ward 
  • Extended Care and Maintenance 
  • Customary Care Agreement 
  • Adoption 
  • Supervision Order
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-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served M'Chigeeng First Nation
  • Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation 
  • Children 18 years of age and under and their families
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-377-5362
Fax 705-377-4980
Website www.mchigeeng.ca
Primary Contact Terri Lynn Debassige, Clerical Support; Phone: 705-377-5362 ext 232; Email: terrilynn@mchigeeng.ca
Site Location Community of M'Chigeeng is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island at the base of West Bay and at the intersection of Hwy 540 & 551
Located In Community M'Chigeeng First Nation
Address 53 Hwy 551
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
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Mailing Address c/o Child and Family Advocate 
PO Box 333 
Family Resources Department 
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)