Customary Care


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Customary Care Program

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Customary Care vs. Mainstream 


 

KINA GBEZHGOMI CHILD and FAMILY SERVICES

Customary Care Coordinator
P: 705-859-1010
F: 705-859-1621


Framework for a Customary Care Agreement

The Customary Care Program is based on our Anishinaabe cultural belief system. It is a program that recognizes and respects inherent rights of the Anishinaabek. This current model of customary care will be implemented only if a child is deemed in need of protection, as identified through a Child Welfare Authority or the Courts AND the respective First Nation community declares that the child(ren) are cared for under a customary care agreement, through a Band Council Resolution. Our historical practices are the foundation to customary care in the 21st Century. Anishinaabeg naagdo-wendiwag.