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.

Working at Tikinagan

February 7, 2018
Did you know that there are many exciting employment opportunities here at Tikinagan? If you are looking for community-based work in one of the First Nation communities we serve, or if you are looking for work in one of the urban offices such as Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay or Red Lake, we have full-time and casual vacancies. Opportunities range from frontline and working directly with families and children, to the support areas like data entry, human resources or finance.

New year brings changes across province to protection services for youth

December 29, 2017
Effective January 1, 2018, the Province of Ontario is increasing the age of protection to include all children under the age of 18. Previously the age of protection applied to children under the age of 16.

CWP Training Wraps up in December

December 19, 2017
A group of 13 Tikinagan employees, joined by three employees from Kenora Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services (KRRCFS), completed the Child Welfare Pathway (CWP) training series this December.

Local business donates toy drive collection and profits to Tikinagan

December 18, 2017
The Red Apple store in Sioux Lookout hosted a toy drive this December, collecting donations of toys and funds for Tikinagan Child and Family Services.

Class Action on Behalf of Crown Wards

November 29, 2017
Were you a Crown ward at any time from the period January 1, 1966 until March 30, 2017? If so, you may be a class member in the class action which has now been certified by the court. The lawsuit seeks money (damages) and other benefits for class members.

FASD Training for Caregivers and Staff

November 28, 2017
On November 20 and 21, approximately 60 foster parents and Tikinagan staff participated in FASD Training hosted by Tikinagan’s training unit.

Charity Golf Tournament Raises Money for Fire Relief Fund

October 30, 2017
Tikinagan Child and Family Services' 11th annual Charity Golf Tournament raised $14,910 for the Mamow Oshki Pimagihowin Fire Relief Fund and families in need.