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Agency News

The Oneesh Tam Key Award

Each year Tikinagan presents an award at our Annual Chiefs Assembly for leadership in Indigenous child welfare. The Oneesh Tam Key award honours people or organizations who have made outstanding contributions to Tikinagan's progress. Translated, Oneesh Tam Key means "someone who sits at the front of a canoe guiding the direction". This year Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services (KRRDCFS) was selected to receive the award in recognition of its agency's longstanding collaboration with Tikinagan, and KRRDCFS recognition that First Nation families in the district are best served by First Nations agencies.

Tikinagan looks forward  to the opportunity  to honour the leadership KRRDCFS  has shown -   not just KRRDCFS recognition of  First Nation  jurisdiction  over their children  with  words,  but  with action  by  providing authority  to Tikinagan to  provide child  welfare  services  to  members  of  our  First Nations  in  the  district.  KRRDCFS  has acknowledged that Indigenous CASs serving specific First Nations would have the closer connections with  the extended family, the community, the First Nation leadership and the specific First Nation culture so that the best interests of the children  can  be served  as  well as  best supporting  the well-being of the family as a whole.

After Hours Change

As of Friday, September 30th, 2016, there is a change in Child Welfare After Hours services provided in Dryden, Kenora and Ignace.  Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services (AAFS) will be providing After Hours services to all Treaty 3 band members.  Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services (KRRDCFS) will be providing After Hours services to all other families, including those who would receive services from Tikinagan Child and Family Services.

Loving Homes Needed

Hear My Story
We have an urgent need for foster parents in all of our communities, to provide a nurturing, secure and comforting environment for infants, toddlers, preschool age children, adolescents and children with high medical needs.

Foster parents provide a safe, secure, structured environment; are good role models and team players; have a positive attitude with an optimistic outlook; have patience, a good sense of humour, empathy, and an ability to advocate effectively. Become a foster parent today! 

Vision
Children and families reaching their full potential.
Mission
We are dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of every child by providing effective services to children and families.

Values

Positive Attitude
We will focus on strengths, accept differences and see challenges as opportunities.
Relationships
We value positive connections and open communications to provide opportunities for meaningful change.
Integrity
We value mutual trust and respect through transparency, honesty and accountability.
Diversity
We nurture and embrace the uniqueness of all individuals and cultures in our workplace and communities.
Excellence
We are committed to the continuous pursuit of skills, knowledge and quality service.