Thank you, Judy! 34 Years!

If you called Tikinagan Child & Family Services 34 years ago, you may have heard Judy Angeconeb, our receptionist at the time but now retired as Director of Service last month.

“Those days we had a six-line switchboard, typewriters, notebooks, erasers, and index cards to keep track of open and closed files,” recalled Judy.

During her three and a half decades at the agency, Judy played a key part in helping shape the Tikinagan service model Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin, which means “everyone working together to raise our children.”

“It took a lot of meetings, and our Elders played a big part in developing it,” said Judy of the model’s development. “It’s about helping families, helping other staff, and improving areas.”

Judy stressed the key component of the Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin is to remember that the answers lie within the communities. Her greatest hope is that all children, youth, and young adults remain in their communities and continue their education to become successful in what their dream goals are.

“The joy is when you return the child back to their home. Seeing the happy faces of children, tears of joy.”