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In our effort to support healthy, well-functioning families and children in Nishnawbe-Aski territory, Tikinagan works collaboratively with many partners and colleagues. First and foremost are all the Chiefs and Councils and Anishnabe people of the First Nations we serve. We know our shared goal is healthy happy communities. Below are links to some of the other organizations and partners we work with to help children and their families move towards a better life.
Ministry of Children and Youth Services -Tikinagan works with this Ontario Ministry as a full partner in the provision of child welfare services.
Mamow Sha-way-gi-kay-win (North-South Partnership for Children) - Tikinagan played a key role in the development of this organization. It is a collaboration of 30 First Nations in Northwestern Ontario with many agencies and individuals in southern Ontario. The purpose is to support northern children and their families. The partnership has provided supportive services and resources to many First Nations, and the north in turn, has helped raise awareness among southerners about the realities of life in remote northern communities. Lasting friendships are being forged and bridges being built through this important alliance.
Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) - It was at a NAN Chiefs meeting 25 years ago that Tikinagan had its origins. NAN is a strong political and socioeconomic voice for northern First Nations, and as such it is a strong advocate for families, children and youth.
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority - provides health and prevention programs and services in the First Nations
Nodin CFI - provides mental health counselling and crisis intervention
Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service - provides police service in most NAN First Nations
Rev. Tommy Beardy Memorial Treatment Centre - offers a 6-week drug and alcohol family treatment program in Muskrat Dam
Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Special Solvent Abuse Treatment Centre - this is a solvent abuse program in Thunder Bay
NAN Legal Services - provides legal, paralegal, public legal education and law reform services to Anishnabe people and First Nations communities. Its Talking Together Program is an innovative method of dispute resolution based on traditional Aboriginal Circles. Its goal is to restore harmony amongst family members.
Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare in Ontario - appointed by the Minister of Children and Youth Services on November 20, 2009, and given a three-year mandate to develop and implement solutions to promote the sustainability of child welfare in Ontario.
Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS) - represents Children's Aid Societies in Ontario, advocates for child welfare, and provides leadership in achieving excellence in the protection of children.