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.