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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.

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...

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).

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.