Repository for notices under section 12 of An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit And Métis children, youth and families
Contact information for Indigenous governing bodies and provincial and territorial service providers.
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About the repository
Section 12(1) of An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and families (the Act) states that:
In the context of providing child and family services in relation to an Indigenous child, to the extent that doing so is consistent with the best interests of the child, before taking any significant measure in relation to the child, the service provider must provide notice of the measure to the child’s parent and the care provider, as well as to the Indigenous governing body that acts on behalf of the Indigenous group, community or people to which the child belongs and that has informed the service provider that they are acting on behalf of that Indigenous group, community or people.
Definition of an Indigenous governing body in the Act
The definition of an Indigenous governing body in the Act is "a council, government or other entity that is authorized to act on behalf of an Indigenous group, community or people that holds rights recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982".
Purpose of the repository
The purpose of the repository is to house a publicly available list of contact information for Indigenous governing bodies that have informed Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) directly that they are authorized by an Indigenous group, community or people to receive notice from service providers for the purposes of section 12 of the Act.
A centralized repository can assist service providers to identify an authorized Indigenous governing body that will be receiving notice of a significant measure taken for an Indigenous child, pursuant to section 12 of the Act.
The repository is a tool to support the implementation of section 12 of the Act. The repository will not list every Indigenous governing body across Canada that has reached out to its service providers in Canada, rather it is for Indigenous governing bodies that wish to be listed. There is no requirement for an Indigenous governing body to send ISC this information.
Note that an Indigenous governing body authorized by an Indigenous group, community or people to receive notice for the purposes of section 12 of the Act does not mean that this same Indigenous governing body is authorized to establish a coordination agreement discussion.
Submit information for publication in the repository
An Indigenous group, community or people can submit the name of their Indigenous governing body authorized to receive notices by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that the repository does not replace the obligation for the service provider to notify the Indigenous governing body. If you wish to have your Indigenous governing body included in this repository, send the information to the above address once you have informed your service provider.
Updates and changes to the repository
Once received, new or updated information will appear in the repository as soon as feasible. ISC reserves the right to adjust the display of the repository over time as per recommendations made by Indigenous, provincial and territorial partners. If an Indigenous governing body is no longer authorized by an Indigenous group, community or people to receive notice for the purposes of section 12 of the Act, the Indigenous governing body should notify ISC and the relevant service provider as soon as possible, so that their contact information can be removed from the website.
This disclaimer is in regard to the repository of Indigenous governing bodies for the purposes of section 12 of the Act:
Pursuant to section 12 of the Act, service providers must provide a notice of significant measures in relation to a child belonging to an Indigenous group, community or people to those that assert they are an Indigenous governing body as defined in the Act, and who has informed the service provider that they are acting on behalf of that Indigenous group, community or people.
Despite the existence of the repository on the Indigenous Services Canada website, in order for an Indigenous governing body to receive section 12 notice from a service provider, it will still need to inform the relevant service provider that it is acting on behalf of the Indigenous group, community or people to which the Indigenous child in question belongs. The Indigenous governing body should also provide the service provider with accurate and regularly updated contact information.
If an Indigenous governing body is no longer authorized by an Indigenous group, community or people to receive notice for the purposes of section 12 of the Act, the Indigenous governing body should notify Indigenous Services Canada and the relevant service provider as soon as possible.
The information in this repository is not intended to:
- serve as a list of which Indigenous governing bodies have provided notice under subsection 20(1) of the Act of their intention to exercise legislative authority in relation to child and family services;
- serve as a list of which Indigenous governing bodies have made a request under subsection 20(2) of the Act to enter into a coordination agreement in relation to the exercise of such legislative authority;
- express a position on whether an Indigenous group, community or people holds a right or rights recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982; or,
- confirm that an Indigenous governing body is authorized by an Indigenous group, community or people to act on its behalf for the purposes of section 12 of the Act.
The repository contains:
- the name of the Indigenous governing body
- the provinces and territories where the Indigenous governing body is located
- the Indigenous group, community or people that have authorized the Indigenous governing body to receive notices of any significant measure from service providers
- the date that the Indigenous governing body sent their information to ISC to be listed in the repository.
- contact information provided by the Indigenous governing body
Changes to this information should be sent to ISC.
|Name of the Indigenous governing body||Province or territory of Indigenous governing body||Indigenous group, community or people||Date notice was received||Contact information|
|Island Lake Anishininew Nation||Manitoba||Island Lake First Nations||July 31, email@example.com|
|Lake Babine Nation||British Columbia||Lake Babine Nation||February 10, 2020||To be confirmed|
|Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) Child Welfare Secretariat (CWS)||Manitoba||Shamattawa First Nation||October 9, firstname.lastname@example.org
(204) 500-0205 or 1-800-442-0488
|Manitoba Métis Federation||Manitoba||Manitoba Métis Federation||March 3, email@example.com|
|McLeod Lake Indian Band||British Columbia||McLeod Lake Indian Band||July 5, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Opaskwayak Cree Nation||Manitoba||Opaskwayak Cree Nation||November 10, email@example.com|
|Pinaymootang First Nation Chief and Council||Manitoba||Pinaymootang First Nation||May 13, 2021||To be confirmed|
|Sagkeeng First Nation Chief and Council||Manitoba||Sakgeeng First Nation||August 13, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Simpcw First Nation Chief and Council||British Columbia||Simpcw First Nation||January 27, email@example.com|
|Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Chief and Council||Manitoba||Sioux Valley Dakota Nation||February 4, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tsilhqot'in National Government||British Columbia||
||February 15, 2022||RRacette@tsilhqotin.ca|
|West Moberly First Nations Chief and Council||British Columbia||West Moberly First Nations||February 7, 2022||To be confirmed|
|Peguis First Nation||Manitoba||Peguis First Nation||To be confirmed||Clemene Hornbrook
Key provincial and territorial contacts
Below is a list of key contact information for provinces and territories. The purpose of the list is to help Indigenous governing bodies inform service providers that they are acting on behalf of an Indigenous group, community or people for the purposes of section 12 of the Act.
Note that provinces and territories may choose to maintain their own repositories of Indigenous governing bodies delegated to receive notices from service providers. ISC will work with provinces and territories to ensure that these repositories align as best as possible.
The Government of Canada is not to be held responsible for inaccurate information contained in this list of key provincial and territorial contacts.
|Province or territory||Children's Aid Society (Society)||Executive Director (ED)||ED - Email||Executive Assistant (EA)||EA - Email|
|BC||Ministry of Children and Family Development||Denise Devenny, Associate Deputy Ministeremail@example.com||To be confirmed||To be confirmed|
|NB||Mi’gmaq Child and Family Services||Samantha Paulfirstname.lastname@example.org||To be confirmed||To be confirmed|
|NF||Innu Roundtable Prevention Services||Germaine Benuenemail@example.com||To be confirmed||To be confirmed|
|NS||Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn (KMK)||Janice Maloneyfirstname.lastname@example.org||To be confirmed||To be confirmed|
|ON||Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies||Nicole Bonnie (Chief Executive Officer)||email@example.com||Kalesha Petersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||The Association of Native Child and Family Service Agencies of Ontario||Micheal Milleremail@example.com||Eva Medeirosfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services||Barry Smithemail@example.com||Anne Perraultfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Dilico Anishinabek Family Care||Darcia Borgemail@example.com||Kylie Moffattfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services||Bill Leonardemail@example.com||Mary Ann Reimerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Children’s Aid Society of the District of Sudbury & Manitoulin||Elaina Grovesemail@example.com||Joline Gaudettefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Children’s Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay||Carmela Hardyemail@example.com||Linda Molendafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Tikinagan Child & Family Services||Thelma Morris||TikExecDir@tikinagan.org||Anne Morganemail@example.com|
|ON||Weechi-it-te-win Family Services||Laurie Rosefirstname.lastname@example.org||Candace Morrisseauemail@example.com|
|ON||Children's Aid Society for the Districts of Nipissing and Parry Sound||Gisèle Hébertfirstname.lastname@example.org||Brogan Snideremail@example.com|
|ON||Payukotayno: James and Hudson Bay Family Services||Irene Tomatukfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dolores Sutherland||Dolores.Sutherland@Payukotayno.ca|
|ON||Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services||Kerry Francisemail@example.com||Pamela Keeshigfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||North Eastern Ontario Family and Children's Services (Can correspond in French)||Cleo Charleboisemail@example.com||Louise Larosefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services||Shirley Gillis-Kendallemail@example.com||Jessie St. Jeanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services||Denise Morrowemail@example.com||Heidi Kriegerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services||Joanne Koehleremail@example.com||Jennifer Ellisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Child and Family Services of Grand Erie||Sally Johnsonemail@example.com||Nancy Dolsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Children's Aid Society of Hamilton||Bryan Shoneemail@example.com||Lisa Wedmann||LWedmann@hamiltoncas.com|
|ON||Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton||Rocco Gizzarellifirstname.lastname@example.org||Kristin Princeemail@example.com|
|ON||Family and Children's Services Niagara||Anna Bozzafirstname.lastname@example.org||Meagan O'Reillyemail@example.com|
|ON||Bruce Grey Child and Family Services||Julie Lipsettfirstname.lastname@example.org||Kim Flemingemail@example.com|
|ON||Chatham-Kent Children's Services||Teri Thomas-Vanosfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lisa Reaumeemail@example.com|
|ON||Family and Children's Services of St. Thomas and Elgin||Brian Flintfirstname.lastname@example.org||Neil Hubertemail@example.com|
|ON||Huron-Perth Children's Aid Society||Kristian Wilsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Angela Simpsonemail@example.com|
|ON||Children's Aid Society of London and Middlesex||Chris Stevenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lee Ann Watonemail@example.com|
|ON||Children's Aid Society of Oxford County||Tina Diamondfirstname.lastname@example.org||Pepper Shaxonemail@example.com|
|ON||Sarnia-Lambton Children's Aid Society||Dawn Flegelfirstname.lastname@example.org||Nicole Hillieremail@example.com|
|ON||Windsor-Essex Children's Aid Society||Derrick Drouillardfirstname.lastname@example.org||Nina Lue Pannemail@example.com|
|ON||Six Nations of the Grand River (Ogwadeni:deo)||Karen Hill||OGD@sixnations.ca||Kristen Staatsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Family and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County||Sheila Markleemail@example.com||Candace Hurlockfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Halton Children's Aid Society||Janice Robinson
Lyn Barker delegate
|ON||Children's Aid Society of the Region of Peel (Can correspond in French)||Mary Beth Moellenkamp (CEO)||Mmoellenkamp@peelcas.org||Shemina Virjeeemail@example.com|
|ON||Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region||Karen Spencerfirstname.lastname@example.org||April Mooreemail@example.com|
|ON||Dufferin Child and Family Services||Jennifer Moorefirstname.lastname@example.org||Kristi Bhogalemail@example.com|
|ON||Child and Family Services of York Region||Ginelle Skerritt (CEO)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Marcelline Ramcharan||MarciR@yorkcas.org|
|ON||Simcoe Muskoka Child, Youth and Family Services||Geraldine Dooley-Phillipsemail@example.com||Kristina Stewartfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Durham Children's Aid Society||Steven Woodmanemail@example.com||Susan McNeilfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society||Jennifer McLaughlan||jennifer.mcLauchlan@khcas.on.ca||Amy OConnellemail@example.com|
|ON||Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington||Sonia Gentilefirstname.lastname@example.org||Christine Poweremail@example.com|
|ON||Akwesasne Child and Family Services - Mohawk Council||Joseph Morin-Lauzonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lisa Benedictemail@example.com|
|ON||Children's Aid Society of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry||Rachel Daigneaultfirstname.lastname@example.org||Lori Losethemail@example.com|
|ON||Family and Children's Services of Renfrew County||Kathy Davisfirstname.lastname@example.org||Isabelle Gamelin D'Amours||isabelle.gamelinDAmours@fcsrenfrew.on.ca|
|ON||Children's Aid Society of Ottawa||Kelly Raymondemail@example.com||Nathalie Wallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Valoris for Children and Adults (Can correspond in French)||Hélène Fournieremail@example.com||Mireille Brasseurfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Highland Shores Children's Aid||Tami Callahanemail@example.com||Colleen Thompsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Family and Children's Services of Lanark, Leeds and Grenville||Erin Lee Marcotteemail@example.com||Tammy Shepherdfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services||Amber Croweemail@example.com||Lindy Shearer (acting)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|ON||Jewish Family and Child Services||Talyah Breslinemail@example.com||Tara David||TDavid@jfandcs.com|
|ON||Native Child and Family Services of Toronto||Jeffrey Schifferfirstname.lastname@example.org||Valerie Sinclairemail@example.com|
|ON||Children's Aid Society of Toronto||Paul Rosebushfirstname.lastname@example.org||Clavel Lyttleemail@example.com|
|ON||Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto||Mark Kartuschfirstname.lastname@example.org||Colleen Gauthieremail@example.com|
|ON||Mnaasged Child and Family Services - West Region||Mike Georgefirstname.lastname@example.org||Cheryl Rileyemail@example.com|
|ON||Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation (BZA/Rocky Bay FN) North Region||Ramona Thompson (Director of Service)||To be confirmed||To be confirmed||To be confirmed|
|PE||MCPEI Child and Family||Kateri Coadefirstname.lastname@example.org||To be confirmed||To be confirmed|
|To note that some provinces such as Ontario do not directly deliver child welfare.|