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The honour of assisting our children and families has been entrusted to Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services by the United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising & Wikwemikong Unceded Territory. The core objective of KGCFS is to serve the member First Nation communities through prevention and protection activities that are designed to culturally maintain and nourish the dignity and integrity of the Anishinabek family system by offering various supportive choices. Moreover, providing services through a culturally serviced delivery model to families to move towards healthy family lifestyles for their Anishinabek children, families, and communities.
KGCFS delivers numerous services to all children, youth, and families within and surrounding its seven member First Nations; six of which are situated on Manitoulin Island within Mnidoo Mnising, and Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. KGCFS serves member First Nations residing within the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin who are residing off-reserve. KGCFS also serves other First Nation communities and self-identified First Nation members residing within the municipal Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin, with the exception of members from the North Shore Tribal Council and Wabnoong Tribal Council. KGCFS also serves Nipissing First Nation community members within the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin.
This designation, effective April 1, 2015 is another positive step in our shared priority of empowering Aboriginal communities in Ontario to provide services that are responsive to their customs and traditions, and that build a better future for Aboriginal children, youth and families.
Kina Gbezhgomi Child And Family Services will honour and support our family’s and community’s inherent authority to care for their children based on unity, traditions, values, beliefs and customs.
Our services ensure children are protected and stay connected with their culture, language and community while strengthening family and community relationships.
Kina Gbezhgomi’s Service Principles
All Prevention and Child Welfare Services delivered are culturally based utilizing traditions and practices that strengthen cultural identity for children and families.
All Prevention and Child Welfare Services delivered will support children remaining in their communities with healthy caregivers to stay connected with their roots, culture and language.
Child Welfare Services will be family-centred and family-focused while not compromising the safety and well-being of the child.
Child Welfare Services will use innovative, collaborative processes that empower children, families and communities to participate in all aspects of case planning and decision making.
All Prevention and Child Welfare Services will place emphasis on supporting families based on honest and open communication to create relationships and partnerships.
We serve the following First Nations:
There is unique programming occurring with each First Nation community and the services generally encompass services within our general prevention service guidelines.