Who We Serve

As of April 1, 2012 Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services has transferred the direct service delivery and management of the prevention services inclusive of Family and Community Support services to the following First Nations. Each of the following First Nations and Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services has a Contribution Agreement outlining the roles and responsibilities of the agency and First Nation in this collaborative partnership inclusive of agency support and training, funding arrangements, service and financial reporting. Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services completed this process as a transition phase to a fully integrated Child Welfare model in preparation for Designation as a Child Welfare Agency, and also to reflect the membership requests in relation to First Nation community based delivery of prevention services.

  1. Whitefish River First Nation
  2. Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
  3. Sheguiandah First Nation
  4. M’Chigeeng First Nation
  5. Sheshegwaning First Nation
  6. Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
  7. Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve-Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services continue to directly deliver and manage prevention support services for the families and children of this member community.

There is unique programming occurring with each First Nation community and the services generally encompass services within the following General Prevention Service Descriptions.

Community Support

The Community Support Services program encompasses supportive/prevention services that are designed and provided to the membership of the seven First Nation member communities. These services include:

  • Advocacy and referral
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Community Education Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
  • Life Skills
  • Support and Counseling Services
  • Family and Parent Education

Family Support

The Family Support (also referenced in the MCYS service contract as The Child and Family Services program) encompasses intensive and direct services for children and families of the seven First Nation member communities. The purpose of this service is to provide services to support and address and prevent child welfare matters.

  • Individual and Family Support and direct services
  • Assessment and Service Planning for individual and families
  • Advocacy and Liaison Services
  • Educational and Skill development and planning
  • Information and Referral Services and planning
  • Tangible Support Services and planning
  • Service Planning and Conference involvement as it relates to Child Welfare, Court and Plans of Care
  • Collaborative and planning Services
  • After Hours Services related to Child Welfare matters