Social Services

Mindiwin Manido – “Gifts from the Spirit”

Our Daycare Centre is licensed by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. We are licensed to care for 10 toddlers aged 18 months to 2 ½  years and 24 preschoolers aged 2 ½ years to 5 years of age offering:

  • Algonquin Language Instruction
  • Traditional Teachings through storytelling, dance, smudge, traditional games, drumming, songs and crafts
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Elementary School Curriculum
  • Special Needs
  • Daily Routine and Child-Initiated activities – indoors and outdoors
  • Day Trips
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Mindiwin Manido
83B Kagagamin Inamo
Pikwakanagan, ON, Canada
K0J 1X0

T: 613-625-2047
F: 613-625-2332

Anishinabek Gamik
Pikwakanagan Child & Family Services

The intent of Anishinabek Gamik Pikwakanagan Child & Family Services is to support our children and the families by offering programs and services designed to prevent, protect and strengthen the family unit. We offer

  • Traditional/Counselling Workshops i.e. history, social impact
    • Healing Circles
    • Traditional ceremonies
    • Leather and Regalia Program
  • Child & Youth Programs
    • Junior Facts (Ages 5 to 7)
    • Kid Facts (Ages 7-11)
    • Teen Facts (Ages 11 – 16 years)
    • St. John’s Babysitting Course (Ages 10 – 16 years)
  • Assessment Services – to determine the strengths and needs of the family system
  • Family & Individual Counselling
  • Advocacy and Liaison Services
  • Information Supports and Referral Services
  • Educational and Life Skills Development Services:
    • Child behavioural management
    • Relationship building
    • Problem resolution
    • Communication skills
  • Tangible Support Services – Temporary emergency measures
  • Band Court Representation
  • Plans for Services
  • Plans of Care Assistance – Child Protection

Anishinabek Gamik
Pikwakanagan Child & Family Services

1467 Mishomis Inamo
Pikwakanagan, ON, Canada
K0J 1X0

T: 613-625-2173
F: 613-625-2294

Mino Pimadiziwin
Family Well Being Centre

Family Well Being Program is prevention focused, community-led, and will address the root causes of violence, trauma, and over-representation of indigenous youth in child welfare and youth justice systems.

The Family Well Being program has been designed to support families in crisis and help communities heal and recover from intergenerational trauma by connecting clients to existing services and programs in our community. The Family Well Being program will design culturally based, preventative and holistic supports and provide services/programs to families who have been exposed to and/or have experienced trauma.

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  • Marketing/Community Engagement – Engaging with the community.
  • Family Violence – Living Without Violence “A Foot In Two Worlds” Counselling.
  • Women’s Program – Creating a safe space for monthly women gatherings (i.e. food making, crafts, sewing, and painting).
  • Men’s ProgramThis Contemporary/Cultural program will build on the beliefs of the natural world, such as cooperation, respect, and balance. Activities will be connecting men and youth to their roots.  This program has been mandated by the courts or on a voluntary basis and can be completed in 12 weeks.
  • 60’s Scoop – Assist community members to apply through the application process.
  • Family Days – Holiday events.
  • Cultural Based/Land Based Programming – Involvement in cultural summer camps, cultural teachings and guest speakers in workshops.
  • Parenting Program – Awareness workshops, parental rights workshops and human trafficking workshops.
  • Youth Program – Teen Facts Program (Ages 11 – 16 years), youth workshops and programs for youth offering information to teens on topics such as peer pressure, positive assertiveness, and resolving conflict. It began in September 1998 and continues to be one of our most popular programs amongst our teens.
  • Tiny Tots – Bi-weekly programming for children ages 1 to 4. Cultural and recreational activities.
  • Elder’s – Friendly Visits to Elders
  • Family – Away trips, preventative workshops, cultural teachings (regalia class)
Working Relationships and Partnerships
  • Community Partners:
    • Prevention Services
    • Child Mental Health Workers
    • Adult Mental Health Workers
    • NNADAP Workers
    • Healthy Babies & Children
    • Justice Coordinator
    • Court Officers in the Pembroke and Renfrew area
  • Partners Outside the Community
    • Bernadette McCain Shelter
    • Renfrew Sexual Assault Centre
    • Women’s Sexual Assault Centre

Danielle Meness – Family Well Being Coordinator

Jayden Kohoko-Autio – Family Well Being Worker

Mino Pimadiziwin
101 Kiwita Inamo
Pikwakanagan, ON, Canada
K0J 1X0

T: 613-625-2324
F: 613-625-2323

Ontario Works

  • Financial Assistance for AoPFN members residing in Pikwakanagan, ON
  • Training Resources – SATF (Social Assistance Transfer Fund)
  • Employment Supports

Volunteer Services

  • Funeral preparations and arrangements