Media Statement: Tikinagan responds to announced closure of the Ontario Child Advocate's office

November 16, 2018
Tikinagan Child and Family Services joins with many service providers in dismay at the provincial government’s decision to close the Ontario Child Advocate’s office. The announcement to close the Office was announced on November 15 and was one of several cuts announced in the government’s Fall Economic Statement. With this closure, Ontario will join Prince Edward Island and the North West Territories as the only Canadian jurisdictions not to have an independent child advocate.

Invitation to Parents, Grandparents, Foster Parents and Community Members- Strategic Planning session

November 8, 2018
Tikinagan Child and Family Services is working on its next strategic plan and we want to hear from you! We need to tap into your experiences, your knowledge and your ideas about how Tikinagan can provide the best possible services for Indigenous families. As some of our most valued resource partners, we need and value your perspectives. Your thoughts and ideas will help us to develop a meaningful strategic plan that will guide us well into the future and further enhance our Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin model - Everyone Working Together to Raise Our Children.

Invitation to Indigenous Youth- Strategic Planning Session

November 8, 2018
Tikinagan Child and Family Services is working on its next strategic plan and we want to hear from you! We need to tap into your experiences, your knowledge and your ideas about how Tikinagan can provide the best possible services for you and other youth.

Tikinagan hosts 12th annual charity golf tournament

October 10, 2018
Tikinagan's 12th annual Charity Golf Tournament raised approximately $14,000 for the Mamow Oshki Pimagihowin Fire Relief Fund.

Tikinagan Annual Chiefs Assembly 2018

September 19, 2018
It’s August and it’s that time of year again- the annual chiefs assembly. It’s a cool week in Fort Severn First Nation, a Cree community celebrated for its polar bears, beautiful coast line off Hudson’s Bay and being the northern most community in Ontario. And this week, Fort Severn is hosting the Tikinagan annual chiefs assembly. This is a two-day meeting where leadership for Tikinagan Chief and Family Services come together to get updates on the agency’s activities and give direction for the year to come.

‘Warrior’ inspires

July 30, 2018
Randy Dunsford enters the room, wearing a baseball cap and standing taller than most. This young man carries with him a copy of his first book- Warrior. This book is his heart, poured out onto pages and sharing not only personal reflections but poetry, and wisdom that permeates from his eyes. At only 18-years-old, Dunsford has a lot to say and is excited to say it all.

Tikinagan employees celebrate graduation

July 26, 2018
Butch Magashazi and Angie Williams both work at Tikinagan Child and Family Services. They both love their jobs and helping children and families. And now, they both hold a diploma in Social Service Worker-Native Specialization from Oshki-Pimache-O-Win and Sault College. They both joined many other proud graduates at the graduation ceremony on June 7. And they both have proud supervisors and a team of people behind them at Tikinagan cheering them on.

Honouring our Children Day events hosted throughout region

July 24, 2018
June 24 is Honouring Our Children Day- a day recognized by Tikinagan Child and Family Services since 2010. Around this time of year, community-based staff host a family-friendly event in each community served by Tikinagan.

Angeconeb celebrates 30 years

April 10, 2018
It’s time for a coffee break on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 21- the last day of Tikinagan’s Supervisors Meeting. The two-day meeting is being held at the Lac Seul Events Centre, which is situated in Frenchman’s Head and about a five-minute walk from Judy Angeconeb’s house. Judy, an Assistant Director of Services for Tikinagan, is sitting at one of the tables, colouring intently on an activity sheet and taking a moment to herself when she looks up to see her husband, Ron, pushing a cart into the meeting room. She has no idea why he’s here but soon realizes what’s going on as she sees the cake atop the cart in front of him. “That was a big surprise,” she laughs later as she talks about the celebration that afternoon. The cake was just one gesture Tikinagan Child and Family Services made to honour our longest serving employee yet. Judy is celebrating 30 years here at the agency.

Prevention workers working together on common threads

March 14, 2018
The humming of sewing machines takes over the space. If it wasn’t for that, you could hear a pin drop. Everyone is focused with their heads down and eyes fixed to their projects. The quilts being made this day, February 27th, vary in colour and design, some are bright and made for babies while others are seasonal and spring-like. These quilts, and the sewing machines at the hands of these Prevention Coordinators, will make the journey to their new homes in a few days.