Couchiching First Nation

Site: Fort Frances - Harry's Rd

Service: Child and Family Care Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3
Description (Service) Provides services and support to children in need of care and protection and to help strengthen and heal families 
  • Investigates all suspected cases of abuse/neglect 
  • Provides alternative care choices 
  • Addresses the causes of family breakdown and provides counselling and referrals to restore family health
Child Care Services
Provides substitute care and protection of children when: 
  • Family situation becomes stressful 
  • Child is left alone 
  • Single parent needs a break 
  • Parents must go away for treatment
Family Support Services 
  • Provides counselling to families experiencing distress for a variety of reasons including low/no income, violence and relationship deterioration 
  • Provides referrals to community and traditional support services
Foster Homes 
  • Coordinates placement of children in foster care 
  • Promotes child placement in families within the Couchiching community 
  • Encourages families to become involved by providing care for specialized foster homes (for children requiring more care and attention), regular foster homes (short or long term placement), and emergency foster homes (for children in emergency situations)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Couchiching First Nation ; Fort Frances
  • Members of Couchiching First Nation 
  • Children younger than 18 years of age and their families
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-7418
Toll Free Phone 1-888-581-0251
After Hours Phone 807-275-8625 (On call worker)
Fax 807-274-6279
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Fern Tookenay, Program Secretary
Alternate Contact Patricia Fraser, Program Supervisor; Email:
Site Location Couchiching Bingo Palace; entrance at most westerly door on N side of building
Located In Community Couchiching First Nation
Address 320 Harry's Rd
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
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Intersection Harry's Rd and Hwy 11
Mailing Address RR 2, RMB 2027 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3
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 Services Canada (ISC)