November 29, 2018

Ontario Dress Purple Day

Every October Children’s Aid Societies across the province raise awareness about the rights of children and youth to safety and well-being, and the responsibility of adults and community services to help children, youth, and families who need support. On Ontario Dress Purple Day we join together with our key partners, Boards of Education, schools, and child care centers and homes, to share this positive message that help is available and to celebrate the community that cares for kids and families.

This year Ontario Dress Purple Day will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Foster Family Appreciation Week is October 15th-21st, 2018

We celebrate and are very grateful for our foster families across the Kenora-Rainy River District. What amazing families they are, that offer love and kindness to the many children and their families. They welcome and accept with compassion and integrity and give the children and their families support during some very difficult times. Foster parents and Caregivers are essential and without the constant care and commitment they provide we would not be able to offer a place of safety that some children in our district desperately need.

Foster parenting can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling jobs a family can undertake. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated Foster Parents and their families that give of themselves and their time with our children and youth. These individuals and families deserve recognition and great thanks for the work that they do. Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services commends all of our caregivers and recognizes the invaluable role they play in providing services to the children in our communities.


August 13, 2018

Identity-Based Data Collection

Why are we collecting identity-based data? The Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services and Children’s Aid Societies would like to better understand you and children and youth receiving child welfare services. We want to support programs and services that respect who you are.

All identity-based data that we collect is confidential and is voluntary to answer.


June 29, 2018

Child Welfare Mandate Expanding

Expansion of the Child Welfare Mandate to include 16 and 17 year olds

Informed by advocacy from the child welfare sector, community based professionals including the Offices of the Children’s Lawyer and the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, but most importantly by the province’s children and youth themselves, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services has amended the Child and Family Services Act extending the sector’s mandate to include child protection services to 16 and 17 year olds.


March 21, 2018

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! 


September 15, 2017

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.


September 30, 2016

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.