Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation

Site: Thunder Bay - Mission Rd

Service: Talking Together Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments A Circle is composed of family members, front line workers, agency representatives and community Elders
Description (Service) Functions as an alternative to the Court process regarding Child Welfare matters 
  • Provides family mediation services (dispute resolution) through traditional Circles 
  • Aims to restore harmony between family members through an agreed-upon family care plan
Note: Child protection service/CAS must be involved in the matter in order for TTP to proceed with Aboriginal Approach ADR-Mediation
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Algoma District ; Cochrane District ; Kenora District ; Manitoulin District ; Nipissing District ; Rainy River District ; Sudbury District ; Thunder Bay District ; Timiskaming District
Boundaries First Nations communities within the Nishnawbe Aski Nation territory
  • First Nation families involved with a child protection agency 
  • Assessment required to ensure the program will be able to handle identified issues
Application Referrals can be made by anyone, however all individuals and agencies involved must agree to participate
Languages English ; Ojibway
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-474-4376
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-5581
Fax 807-622-1096
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Primary Contact Carol Buswa, Program Manager; Phone: 807-474-4379; Email:
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 109 Mission Rd
Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1K7
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Mailing Address c/o Talking Together Program 
86 Cumberland St S 
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2V3
Physical Access Unknown
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2002