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Youth in Transition and Housing Resources

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The Youth in Transition (with Housing Support) Program offers a wide variety of services to youth who are aging out of care. Youth involved in this Program work one-on-one with the Youth in Transition Workers to assist in connecting with existing supports and resources in the community necessary for a successful transition from care into independent living: housing, education, employment services & training, development of life skills (e.g. financial management and budgeting, shopping, etc.) legal services, healthy relationship education, cultural, etc. The Youth in Transition Workers will...

Parenting Pre-Service Training

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Heart (Safe) Helping Establish Able Resource-Homes Together This program was designed to balance western parenting techniques and knowledge with indigenous traditional parenting roles, teachings and practices. Spirit (Pride) Strong Parent Indigenous Relationships Information Training  Ceremony intellectual and experiential learning is the basis for the Spirit program. This program encourages greater understanding of historical multigenerational trauma experienced by the Indigenous population.

Mino Madzwin Resources

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Since 2008, Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services has been offering a diversion program to Aboriginal youth through the Mino Madzwin Youth Justice Program. Recognized as an alternative measures program under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, Mino Madzwin is a culturally sensitive program developed for First Nations youth ages twelve (12) to eighteen (18) years old, who are involved in the criminal justice system. The Mino Madzwin Program blends culturally appropriate lessons and best-practice intervention techniques ideal for extra-judicial sanctions and measures.

Mask/Face Covering

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All service users and any other parties are required to wear a mask or face covering upon entering any Nogdawindamin Office or when in a fleet vehicle with other works or service users. The mask or face covering must cover the nose, mouth and chin. The following persons are exempted from the requirement to wear a mask or face covering and will not be required to provide proof of such exemption: Children under two years of age, or children under the age of five years either chronologically or developmentally who refuse to wear a mask or face covering and cannot be persuaded to do so by their...

Indian Friendship Centre - Sault Ste. Marie

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The Friendship Centre Movement (FCM) is the country’s most significant off-reserve Indigenous service delivery infrastructure. Friendship Centres are not-for-profit and charity corporations that are mandated to serve the needs of Urban Indigenous People by providing culturally appropriate services in Urban communities. Friendship Centres are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of elected members. They are membership driven organizations in Urban communities that serve all Urban Indigenous People, regardless of status. Every Friendship Centre is managed independently from the...

In-person visits

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What to expect? Prior to family contact, your worker will obtain personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies for themselves, and all individual service users perceived to be present at the family contact. Upon making direct contact with the family, prior to entering the residence, your worker will: Ensure that all service users compete a self-assessment tool Provide PPE equipment Review with the family how to properly don PPE equipment Review physical distancing guidelines with the family During family contact, your worker is recommended to ensure compliance with PPE and physical distancing...

Family Well-Being Resources

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Indian Friendship Centre - Sault Ste. Marie Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre - Sudbury N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre - Sudbury Gezhtoojig Employment & Training - Sudbury Niigaaniin Benbowopka Treatment Centre Ngwaagan Mamaweswen Addictions Care - Health Sciences North Sudbury Ontario Works Ontario Disability Program Social Services - Sault Ste. Marie THRIVE Sudbury Food Bank St Vincent Place - Sault Ste. Marie Soup Kitchen - Sault Ste. Marie Pauline’s Place - Sault Ste. Marie Women In Crisis - Sault Ste. Marie The Oaks Centre - Elliot Lake John Howard Society Employment Solutions - Sault Ste...

Expectations of Home Assessment

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All potential AC homes must go through a Home Assessment and application process which includes: - Criminal Reference check and Vulnerable Sector Screening. - Children’s Aid Society Record Check Full Disclosure. - Interviews and Assessments – including medical reports and personal references. - Every individual in the home over the age of 18 years, must consent to a Criminal Record Check. - If an individual has been charged, the nature of the criminal history will be assessed, length of time without charges, etc. A criminal record does not necessarily mean an AC Home applicant will be refused...

Education Liaison Resources

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The Education Liaison Program offers support in five (5) core areas: system navigation, file review, transitioning, advocacy and attendance. These areas have been identified as those where supports can be provided to improve the educational outcomes for children and youth in out of home placements. The role of the Education Liaison Worker acts as a navigator within the school system and help to resolve issues that impact student learning (i.e. transitions between schools, suspensions, special education).

Coming to the office

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What to expect? Service users to the office must be screened following the screening questionnaire, use the hand sanitizers and follow the office safety protocols. Visitors are expected to utilize the sign-in sheets when entering office locations. Nogdawindamin will ensure hand sanitizers, hand soap, and disinfectant wipes are available in all offices. Your assigned worker will: ensure that all service users compete a self-assessment tool provide personal protective equipment (PPE) equipment review with the family how to properly don PPE equipment review physical distancing guidelines with the...

Alternative Pathways to Care

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Customary Care Customary Care is the care and supervision of a child by a person who is a relative or nonrelative that has a close relationship with the child and birth family. Customary Care Agreements (CCA) recognize that Indigenous children and youth thrive when family connections and cultural traditions are preserved and protected. Kinship Care Kinship Care is an alternative care placement in which an identified relative, community member or person known to a child is willing to provide care to a child or youth under standards set out by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social...

Alternative Care Supports

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Nogdawindamin supports their alternative care providers by providing: - Educational and training opportunities. - Professional support staff assigned to your home. - On-call support. - Financial compensation. - Respite support. - Cultural teachings and opportunities to participate in cultural activities.