Lac La Croix First Nation

Site: Aakwiinowin and Family Services

Service: Child Care Agency

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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) Delivers child care and protection services and family support services to community members 
  • Administers services for Weechi-it-te-Win Family Services, a mandated Native Child Welfare Agency in Fort Frances 
  • Partners with community police officers and local nursing staff to identify and support troubled families
Alternative Care Program 
  • Provides assistance and support to children in care 
  • Coordinates recruitment and maintenance of alternative care homes including completion of home studies 
  • Provides training for child care providers 
  • Offers support and guidance in reuniting siblings who are/have been part of the foster care system
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
Outreach Services 
  • Provides the option to children adopted by outside families to discover their birth family and heritage 
  • Provides records and information to Tribal Agency and external resources
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Closed at 12 noon every second Fri
Areas Served Lac La Croix First Nation
  • Members of Lac La Croix First Nation 
  • Children under 18 years of age and their families
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-485-2487
Fax 807-485-2565
Primary Contact Nora Jourdain, Child Care Supervisor; Phone: 807-485-2487 ext 2423
Alternate Contact Karen Ottertail Geerken, Family Services Worker; Phone: 807-485-2487 ext 2425
Site Location Community is located 40 km W of Atikokan on Hwy 11; then S on Flanders Rd for 80 km
Located In Community Lac La Croix First Nation
Address 105 Aakwiinowin Rd
Lac La Croix, ON P0T 1C1
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Intersection Flanders Rd and Hwy 11
Mailing Address c/o Customary Care Resource Team 
PO Box 640 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N9
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)