Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

Site: Neyaashiinigmiing - Lighthouse Rd

Service: Nawash Native Child Welfare

Description (Service) Provides protection and care for children and families. Nurtures a healthy community environment with the aim that all children remain connected to their heritage and culture. Range of community-based and culturally appropriate services include: 
Family Support Program - provides various voluntary services and parenting information to Band members families and acts as a liaison between families and off-reserve child welfare agencies. Also offers parenting programs twice per year.  
Foster Care Support - offers support and assistance to foster parents / customary care and children in care in the community. Also helps in the recruitment of new foster parents within the community to keep children within their home community. 
Child Support Program - works in accordance with the Family and Children’s Services Act to provide advocacy, support services and referrals for children in care and in the community. Offers child / youth enrichment programs for school aged children from daycare to grade 12. 
Nawash Youth Group - for teens ages 13-18 offers workshops for social, personal, career and life skills training, annual pre-parenting sessions, fundraisers and a range of cultural and recreational activities. Programs include: Teen’s Night and drop-in on Friday evenings for games, computer, pool table, TV and movies. Transportation is available home after each event. 
Leaders In Training - supports children and youth to develop and strengthen their life skills, culture and identity. Multi-faceted program builds on the strengths of Aboriginal youth and their communities.
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm  
Teen's night: Wed 7 pm-9 pm 
Teen's drop-in: Fri 7 pm-10 pm  
Other program hours vary, call for details
Areas Served Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation - and off-reserve members in Bruce and Grey Counties as requested
Eligibility Chippewas of Nawash residents and band membership
Application Call or drop-in
Languages English ; Ojibway - limited
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
Address & Map
Chippewas of Nawash Native Child Welfare Building
23 Lighthouse Rd
Neyaashiinigmiing, ON N0H 2T0
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Intersection Lighthouse Rd and Chick's Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-534-3818
Fax 519-534-4932
Primary Contact Martha Pedoniquotte, Family Service Supervisor; Phone: ext 826
Alternate Contact Shannon Drane, Youth Support Worker; Phone: ext 824; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Soloman, Community Mentor; Email:
Service Categories All Services for Indigenous Peoples ; Child Abuse Resources ; Child Abuse Services ; Parent / Child Programs ; Recreation for Children / Families ; Recreation for Youth ; Support Groups ; Young Parents
Service Category Groups Abuse / Assault ; Child / Family Services ; Indigenous Peoples ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Youth

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