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

Posted: November 8th, 2018


Help shape Tikinagan’s future!

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.

What is strategic planning? Very simply, it helps organizations to look at where it wants to be in the future and in making a plan to get there. Strategic planning tries to answer the following questions:

  • Where are we now? (My Tikinagan is…)
  • Where do we want to be? (My Tikinagan in five years…)
  • How will we get there? (What do we need to do more of? Less of?)
  • How will we know when we've arrived? (Our success indicators…)

We invite you to come to a gathering exclusively for caregivers and other stakeholders to talk about Tikinagan and our future. So far, we have three (3) gatherings scheduled in Sioux Lookout for the weeks of November 12th:

  • Tuesday, November 13th: 2 to 4 PM
  • Wednesday, November 14th: 2 to 4 PM
  • Thursday, November 15th : 11:30 to 1:30 PM (lunch will be provided)

During these sessions we will invite you to weigh in on the questions noted above. The gatherings will be held at the Tikinagan Training Centre at 60½ Front Street.

We will have opportunities for people living outside of the Sioux Lookout area to participate in other locations including several of our remote communities. Stay tuned for these places and dates.

In order to plan for our time together we ask you to pre-register for the session of your choice. To pre-register, please contact Amanda Kakekaspan at or Lillianna Barkman at or call either of them at 737-3466 to reserve your space on the date and time of your choice. Or if you have a Tikinagan worker, ask them to register you.

If you have any questions about our strategic planning, please contact Anne Morgan at or call her at (807) 737-3466/1-800-465-3624.