Celebrating 25 Years with Clara Young

October 16, 2017
Clara Young thinks of Tikinagan as more than her place of employment for the last 25 years. The journey for her has been one of building relationships and having another family here.

Become a Foster Parent. Make a Difference.

September 21, 2017
Tikinagan protects children and works with families who are experiencing difficulties. Whenever possible, we work to keep children and families together - but sometimes children may need to live apart from their families for a time. We first look to extended family for foster care, but some children don’t have this option and this is why we need foster families.

Chiefs and delegates meet for Annual Chiefs Assembly

September 15, 2017
It’s 7:30 on a Wednesday morning when Tikinagan staff, community members and First Nation delegates start arriving at the John C. Yesno Education Centre in Eabametoong First Nation. It’s a cool morning on August 23, and those arriving early grab their hot coffee and start helping themselves to the catered breakfast while mingling and sharing laughter. It doesn’t take long for the elementary school to feel like a conference centre, with people gathering in classrooms assigned the temporary titles of dining areas. Those who finish breakfast sign in at the registration table in the gymnasium, which now feels like a large meeting room except for the two basketball nets and side bleachers pushed in. This is the 2017 Tikinagan Annual Chiefs Assembly.

Tikinagan's Fun in the Sun Blueberry Festival Event

August 3, 2017
​In Sioux Lookout for the Blueberry Festival? On Wednesday, August 9, check out Tikinagan's Fun in the Sun event- free for all ages!

Tikinagan board recruiting youth representatives

July 14, 2017
Tikinagan Child and Family Services is seeking youth to help guide Tikinagan in its support of children, families and communities.

Remembering Harvey Kakegamic

May 16, 2017
Tikinagan Child and Family Services’s management and staff were saddened to hear of the passing of former board chair and long-time friend Harvey Kakegamic, who passed away after a battle with cancer on the morning of May 3, 2017.

Long-time employee celebrates retirement

May 2, 2017
Congratulations and best wishes to Jessie Day, who retired from Tikinagan Child and Family Services on April 28, 2017.

Scavenger hunters stop by Tikinagan

April 7, 2017
Students from Pelican Falls First Nations High School (PFFNHS) and their guests from Toronto visited Tikinagan and other offices around Sioux Lookout on Thursday, April 6 as part of a scavenger hunt. The students at PFFNHS are currently participating in the YMCA Youth Exchange program with students from Toronto.

Hockey tournament events a success!

March 2, 2017
Tikinagan was excited to host two events during this year’s Little Bands Hockey Tournament, held in Sioux Lookout and Lac Seul First Nation during the week of February 12 to 19.

Remembering Mary Wabasse

March 1, 2017
A soft-spoken but strong woman. A gentle soul. Passionate. These are the words used by friends and colleagues when remembering Mary Wabasse. Based out of her home community of Nibinamik First Nation, Mary worked for Tikinagan for many years. Her co-workers and families she worked with join with her family and community in mourning her death after a tragic car accident in Thunder Bay on February 15.