Tikinagan Child and Family Services

Service: Child and Family Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments Serves approximately 17,000 people in remote First Nation communities in Northwestern Ontario 
For emergency concerns about a child call office during regular hours, ask for Intake Worker; after hours call toll-free line, ask for Tikinagan on-call worker
Description (Agency) Serves as a mandated Native Child Welfare agency in Northwestern Ontario
Description (Service) Serves as a mandated Native Child Welfare agency in Northwestern Ontario 
  • Created by Chiefs of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation to follow a cultural service model of child protection services which involves parents, extended family members, elders, community resource workers and First Nation leaders but no court orders/involvement 
  • Delivers a full spectrum of culturally appropriate prevention, early intervention and child protection services to ensure the safety of children and the well being of families
Responsible for the administration of the following programs and services, based upon the Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin (Everyone working together to raise our children) service model:  
  • Customary Care Services 
  • Customary Care Services, Wee-chee-way-win Circle of Healing  
  • Foster Care 
  • Oshkee Meekena Youth Healing Centre in Cat Lake 
  • Prevention and Support Services 
  • Residential Services
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm 
Emergency Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Aroland First Nation ; Bearskin Lake First Nation ; Cat Lake First Nation ; Deer Lake First Nation ; Dryden ; Eabametoong First Nation ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Keewaywin First Nation ; Kenora ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation ; Koocheching First Nation ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Marten Falls First Nation ; McDowell Lake First Nation ; Mishkeegogamang First Nation ; Muskrat Dam First Nation ; Neskantaga First Nation ; Nibinamik First Nation ; North Caribou First Nation ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation ; Pickle Lake ; Pikangikum First Nation ; Poplar Hill First Nation ; Red Lake ; Sachigo Lake First Nation ; Sandy Lake First Nation ; Sioux Lookout ; Slate Falls First Nation ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Wawakapewin First Nation ; Webequie First Nation ; Wunnumin Lake First Nation ; Allanwater
Eligibility First Nations individuals/families residing in Northwestern Ontario
Application Intake assessment required for all programs and services
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree, Ojibway; available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-3466
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-3624 (Mon-Sun 24 hours)
Fax General: 807-737-3543 
Intake Unit: 807-737-4954
E-Mail info@tikinagan.org
Website www.tikinagan.org
Primary Contact Sylvia Ash, Executive Secretary
Primary Executive Thelma Morris, Executive Director; Email: thelmam@tikinagan.org
Alternate Executive Rachel Tinney, Director of Services; Email: rachelt@tikinagan.org
Site Location Near the Sioux Lookout Public Library
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 63 King St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B1
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Intersection King St and 5th Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 627 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B1
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Main floor of building only
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS)