About Us

Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services is a culture based organization responsive to the holistic needs of all children, youth and families. Niijaansinaanik provides services that reflect values, beliefs, and principles rooted within the Anishinabek culture. We believe the care of children and youth is the responsibility of an entire community. While working in the present, we acknowledge history and its impacts on our people in relations to outside influences, and strive to build a strong, healthy future for all children, youth, families and communities.

We are committed to providing culturally centered protection, prevention, advocacy, care and cultural services for all children and families. Our fundamental values emphasize maintaining strong culture and language values, that teach us how to live Mino Bimaadiziwin: The Good Life. We operate around a Culture-Based Service Model framed around caring for our children, and based on Mino Bimaadiziwin – the Good Life, diversity, our elders, the Clan System and Accountabilities, culturally restorative practices and the seven Grandfather teachings.

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Organizational Snapshot

Niijaansinaanik was incorporated as a non-profit organization of the province of Ontario in November 2018. We became a predesignated child wellbeing agency in the fall of 2019. This predesignation is historic as it is a necessary step in reclaiming jurisdiction over child welfare services to the First Nations we currently service. View full history, Board of Directors, Service Area and Services.