Kenora Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services

Site: Fort Frances Office

Service: Foster Care and Adoption Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments For Adoption inquiries contact Martene Nelson at 807-274-7787 Ext 5067
Description (Service) Oversees programs and services to provide residential care for children who cannot be cared for by their biological parents including:
  • Assists birth mother in making informed choices 
  • Offers support before and after baby's birth 
  • Completes home studies on prospective adoptive families 
  • Provides support to families waiting to adopt a child and after the child joins the family 
  • Assists in recording non-identifying information with the Adoption Disclosure Register 
  • Offers support and assistance if a reunion is requested between biological parent and child placed into adoption
Foster Care 
  • Facilitates arrangements to provide a temporary home for children who are separated from their family 
  • Retains legal responsibility for the child 
  • Provides initial orientation and ongoing training 
  • Reimburses for all expenses incurred for welfare of child including living, medical, clothing, school and extra-curricular expenses 
  • Provides access to a full range of therapeutic and relief services 
  • Offers support from the local Foster Parents Association and meetings with other foster parents
Kinship Care
Offers two types of family care options: 
  • Kinship Care places a child who is in the care of the agency with a member of their extended family 
  • Kinship Service allows services to be provided for a child who is not in the care of the agency and remains within his/her family
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Emergencies: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Rainy River District
  • Temporary foster or kinship care requires the consent of parent(s) and child if over 12 years of age 
  • Crown wards can receive assistance until 21 years of age 
  • Services exclude the 9 First Nations reserves in the Rainy River District
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-7787
Toll Free Phone Fort Frances: 1-800-465-7764 
Kenora Head Office: 1-800-465-1100
After Hours Phone Answering Service, leave message and call will be returned within 30 minutes
Fax 807-274-6646
Primary Contact Vince Kastrukoff, Director of Service for Children's Services; Phone: 807-223-5325 ext 3031; Fax: 807-223-5324; Email:
Alternate Contact Jenny Billings, Supervisor of Children's Services; Phone: 807-597-2700 ext 4024; Email:
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 240 First St E, Suite 200
Fort Frances, ON P9A 1K5
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Intersection First St E and Mowat Ave
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)