Truth & Reconciliation
Devolution / Designation
In April 2021, Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services will be designated by the Province of Ontario, as a child welfare authority to deliver child protection services under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act of Ontario.
Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services is a culture-based organization responsive to the holistic needs of all Indigenous children, youth and families. Niijaansinaanik provides services that reflect values, beliefs, and principles rooted within Indigenous culture.
The Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound and Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services are working collaboratively to complete the gradual transfer of cases for the following First Nation communities:
- Wasauksing First Nation
- Shawanaga First Nation
- Magnetawan First Nation
- Henvey Inlet First Nation
- Dokis First Nation
- Wahnapitae First Nation
“Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services is a culture based organization responsive to the holistic needs of all children, youth and families. Niijaansinaanik provides services that reflect values, beliefs, and principles rooted within the Anishinabek culture. We believe the care of children and youth is the responsibility of an entire community. While working in the present, we acknowledge history and its impacts on our people in relations to outside influences, and strive to build a strong, healthy future for all children, youth, families and communities.
We are committed to providing culturally centered protection, prevention, advocacy, care and cultural services for all families, infants, children and youth who experience abuse or are at risk. Our fundamental values emphasis maintaining strong culture and language values, that teach us how to live Mino Bimaadiziwin: The Good Life. We operate around a Culture-Based Service Model framed around caring for our children, and based on Mino Bimaadiziwin – the Good Life, diversity, our elders, the Clan System and Accountabilities, culturally restorative practices and the seven Grandfather teachings. “