Child and Family Services

Our Mission

The mission of G’naadmaagoom Garden River Child and Family Services (GRCFS) is building strong families and communities for our children by facilitating a wide range of evidence-based programs and strategies to address risk factors.

Our Vision

In order to support our mission, our goals are to:

  • Improve parenting and other life skills
  • Provide education and awareness of social issues
  • Ensure the best interest of the band is taken into consideration when families become involved in the judicial system
  • Promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness
  • Provide developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that will engage both children and parents/caregivers
  • Instruct, guide, and educate youth in safe health practices

Our History

As of April 1, 2019, prevention services became its own department, now known as Child and Family Services (CFS). CFS engaged Elder Dan Pine to provide a description of the service CFS delivers, and it received the Anishinaabe name G’naadmaagoom, meaning “We are helping you.”

Our Services

  • Band Representative Program
  • In-Home Family Support
  • Community Outreach
  • Youth Support
  • Early Years

Contact Information

Phone: (705) 450-5071
Fax: (705) 946-6288
7A Shingwauk St.
Garden River First Nation, ON
P6A 6Z8

Staff Directory

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