NIPISSING-PARRY SOUND DISTRICT – Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services (NCFS) celebrates a historical achievement towards providing their own children and family services. NCFS has completed the stages in the process required by the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services (MCCSS) to become designated as a children’s aid society. NCFS will assume authority to provide child protection services throughout the District of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound, and the City of Greater Sudbury. This designation will enable NCFS to assume responsibility for Indigenous child welfare matters for the six First Nations and for all Indigenous children and families currently served by NCFS’s provincial counterparts in these geographic areas. NCFS is the thirteenth Indigenous children’s aid society in Ontario.