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If you require support regarding the services we offer, please call our Intake Department to complete a referral.

The Family Well-Being Program is a voluntary service that supports families in achieving obtainable goals. Families do not have to be involved in other Nogdawindamin programming to participate in this program.

Advocacy – Assist families to navigate complex systems in order to obtain appropriate interventions and services within the community.

Education – Assist families with application forms and navigating funding sources. Families receive education support for their child(ren) when it is felt that their needs are not being met at school.

Family Reunification – Assist families with family reunification when child(ren) by mitigate risks and address the family’s unique presenting issues and risk factors which contributed to the child(ren) being placed outside of the family home.

Financial Security– Assist families find gainful employment, allocate funds appropriately, budget for current and future needs, and complete necessary application forms (ODSP/OW/Child Tax Benefits).

Harm Reduction – Assist families or individuals by providing education on safe-use and teach skills to lower or reduce use/intake and risk.

Housing Affordability– Assist families conduct housing searches, identifying community resources, assisting in completing applications, accompanying families to appointments and advocating on their behalf.

Housing Maintenance– Assist families organize, participating in cleaning/repairing the home, teaching home maintenance/repair skills and helping develop home routines for upkeep routine.

Legal – Assist families or individuals by linking them to community resources, helping to obtain legal aid, transporting to court appearances, and advocating on their behalf.

Life Skills – Assist families by teaching effective communication strategies, conflict resolution, stress management, establishing routines, preparing healthy meals and problem-solving skills.

Obtaining Status – Assist families by identifying contacts, supporting necessary phone calls, accompanying to appointments and helping complete documentation.

Parenting Skills – Assist families learn how to manage challenging behaviors, establishing routines, identifying age appropriate milestones and establishing rules or expectations.

Referral Internal and External – Assist families by identifying community resources that address the family’s needs and referring the individual or family to appropriate program(s).

Self-Care – Assist families or individuals by focusing on the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being of each family member. Family Well-Being Workers also help by educating families on the importance of self-care and identifying interests.

Substance Use – Assist families by providing education on effects of substance use, helping identify effective coping strategies, sharing information regarding treatment options, advocating and completing referrals.

Group programming can be offered in a group setting or one on one with a facilitator. Currently, programming is being offered using the TEAMS platform due to restrictions of COVID-19. We can meet the needs of the communities and individuals we work with.

Triple P: Learn new parenting skills using the Triple P Curriculum.

Healthy Cooking: Learn healthy cooking recipes that are budget friendly.

Drop-In Sessions: An opportunity to share with other parents, successes and challenges you may be experiencing with your children and teenagers.

Cultural Teachings: Build identity and gain knowledge through different Anishinabek Teachings.

Red Path Living Without Violence: Provides community-based, culturally appropriate treatment & preventative services for First Nation members experiencing or having experienced domestic violence.

Virtual Beading: Learn to bead with a facilitator. Building positive relationships and social interactions.

Healthy Relationships: Providing a safe virtual space to share personal and positive experiences around self-esteem, relationships and social interactions.

Family Activates: Participate in different programming as a family unit. Supplies will be provided to participants.

The Family Well-Being Program provides services for 12-15 weeks. If families require additional support, the program can remain open to assist the family.

There is no limit to how many times a family can participate in the program. Families can re-refer to the program when they need assistance

The Ontario Child Benefit Equivalent (OCBE) Savings Program is an individualized savings account that youth are able to collect when they meet eligibility criteria. The Savings Program is provided by the Government of Ontario to help youth develop financial skills and to set them up for independent living. The funds are to assist with higher education achievement, higher resiliency, social skills, relationship development and a smoother transition into adulthood. 


A wellness plan is an action plan to support your physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. Personal wellness plans are exactly what they sound like; they’re personalized plans to help you maintain health and wellbeing. There are many dimensions to personal wellness, and each must be nurtured, developed, and maintained for optimal overall well-being. 

Assist youth to identify, develop and implement a personal plan based on their goals for personal independence.  Resources and supports may include: Life Skills, Housing, Educational Planning, Employment Training and Resume Development, Job Readiness Workshops, and Cultural Programs that support individual wellness 

The Family Well-Being Program is an intensive in-home program. Families will learn tools and resources to allow them to care for their children independently. The program is strength-based and we meet the family where they are at on their journey. Our Family Well-Being Workers empower families to strengthen their skills and knowledge needed and provide resources within the community.

All requests for services, or to report an abuse, can be made to our toll free number, 1-800-465-0999.

Contact our Intake Department at 1-800-465-0999 to complete the referral process. Specify which program you want to be referred to (Family Well-Being or Family Well-Being Group).