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Description & Services
Description (Service) Responsible for a broad range of child welfare services 
  • Provides in-home support, counselling, education and advocacy 
  • Protects children through prompt investigations of abuse and neglect 
  • Provides alternate placements for children unable to reside within their own families 
  • Prepares and places children for adoption 
  • Provides pregnancy counselling 
  • Assists adolescents to move to independence 
  • Provides extended care and maintenance to former crown wards 
  • Provides counselling and care to developmentally challenged children 
  • Recruits, trains, orientates, and supports foster parents 
  • Supports and counsels adoptive parents 
  • Assists adult adoptees searching for birth parents
Bereavement Counselling 
  • Provides individual counselling with family involvement 
  • Offers counselling based on client needs
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Emergencies: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Dryden
Eligibility Bereavement Counselling
Children under 18 years of age and their families
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-223-5325
Toll Free Phone Kenora: 1-800-465-1100
After Hours Phone Answering Service, leave message and call will be returned within 30 minutes
Fax 807-223-5324
Primary Contact Intake Screener; Phone: 1-800-465-1100
Alternate Contact Vince Kastrukoff, Director of Services, Children's Services; Phone: 807-223-5325 ext 3031; Fax: 807-223-5324; Email:
Site Location Located in the previous Woodlands Office, across the bridge and beside the Mill
Located In Community Dryden
Address 175 West River Rd
Dryden, ON P8N 2Z4
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Intersection West River Rd and Earl Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 816 
Dryden, ON P8N 2Z4
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Not accessible; Parking -- Accessible with designated handicapped parking space; Washroom -- Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (30) Provincial Government
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)