ᓂᑐᓇᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᓇᐣ ᑫᐃᔑ ᒪᑕᓄᑲᑕᒪᐣᐠ

Our Mandate

Tikinagan Child and Family Services has a dual mandate. It is one of 53 Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario mandated under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act to protect children from harm. We are accountable to the Province of Ontario for this responsibility. We are also mandated by our Chiefs to provide services that are culturally sensitive to the needs of Indigenous children, families and First Nations. We are accountable to the Chiefs and to the communities for this responsibility.

First Nations

Our Board of Directors is accountable to the Chiefs of the First Nations within Tikinagan’s service area. The Board reports to the annual Tikinagan Chiefs Assembly on our services, operations and finance.

ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ ᑲᐃᓇᑭᓱᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᒋ ᒪᒋ

Board of Directors

Tikinagan has an eight-member Board of Directors, which includes representatives from each of the following: Keewaytinook Okimakanak First Nations Council, Windigo First Nations Council, Independent First Nations Alliance, Matawa First Nations Council, Shibogama First Nations Council, Sandy Lake First Nation, Lac Seul First Nation, and Unaffiliated First Nations.

Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies


ᑭᒋᔭᐦᐊᐃᐧ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ

Elders Council

An Elders Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Chiefs, our Board of Directors, our Senior Management Team and staff. Elders are appointed by the Board.

The place of Elders within our agency reflects the respect we have for our traditions and culture. Our Elders Council acts as “Keeper of the Vision” and supports our staff and management in maintaining our vision, goals and principles.

ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓯᐃᐧ ᐅᑕᐱᑕᒪᑫᐠ

Youth Council

Reina Foster
Tyleen Strang