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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

Organization: Tikinagan Child and Family Services  
Phone Numbers: 807-737-3466
Toll-Free: 1-800-465-3624 (Mon-Sun 24 hours)
Fax: General: 807-737-3543 Intake Unit: 807-737-4954
Email: info@tikinagan.org
Website: www.tikinagan.org
Address:
PO Box 627
Sioux Lookout, ON
P8T 1B1
Street Address:
63 King St
Sioux Lookout
 
Intersection: King St and 5th Ave
Location: Near the Sioux Lookout Public Library
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Main floor of building only
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Emergency Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Executives: Thelma Morris - Executive Director
thelmam@tikinagan.org
Rachel Tinney - Director of Services
rachelt@tikinagan.org
Public Contacts: Sylvia Ash - Executive Secretary
Service Description: Serves as a mandated Native Child Welfare agency in Northwestern Ontario

Located at King St near 5th Ave

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

Fees: None
Application: Intake assessment required for all programs and services
Eligibility / Target Population: First Nations individuals/families residing in Northwestern Ontario
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Cree, Oji-Cree, Ojibway; available upon request
Area Served:
District of Thunder Bay, Northern  
See Also: Child Abuse and Welfare

This information was last completely updated on October 15, 2018

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Updated October 15, 2018
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