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Wiikwemkoong Child Advocacy

Speak For Little Ones / Voices

This program represents the Wiikwemkoong Territory, on behalf of its registered members.

Child Advocacy will advocate, mediate in a supportive role to assist parents in developing healthy plans for their child(ren) and their family. Finding a resolution when addressing child protection concerns for – “The best Interest of the child(ren) and their families”.

Child Advocacy Role

We advocate for any child welfare matter 24/7 – 7 days a week, including holidays. Our Mission will oversee, monitor and advocate child’s matter.

Balancing of Life
~ with Spiritual, Physical, Mental and Emotional guidance ~

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How We Can Help

Collaboration with Child and Family Services, within Canada and Working with families to:

  • Access
  • Advocate for child and or the family
  • Design Plans – Best of the Child
  • Implement Plans with Goals
  • Investigate the allegations
  • Negotiate / Advocate
  • Seek Other Families / Relatives / Friends

Guided by each of Child and Family Services Acts:

  • Chi Naaknigewin
  • Children’s Law
  • Criminal Code
  • Education Act
  • Elders
  • Housing Regulations
  • Human Rights
  • Mental Health
  • Wiikwemkoong Children’s Bill of Rights

Our Mandate

  • To act on behalf of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory in child protection matters of the “Best Interest” of the Child.
  • To liaise with other agencies in dealing with child protection matters, ie. Kina, Children’s Aid Society, Governement Agencies, Court, Ontario Works and Associate Organizations on and off the reserve.
  • To work in cooperation with the legal counsel for the benefits of the families.
  • To make presentations before courts (if needed) or child welfare agencies on behalf of the families in regards to plans of care.
  • To help ensure culturally appropriate disposition of each case.

Where We Are

Our Office is located in the WUT Band Complex, 19A Complex Drive, Wiikwemkoong, Ontario.

Phone:  705-859-3122


Our Staff

  • Barbara Peltier, Child Advocacy Team Leader – Ext # 289
  • Lloyd McGregor, Child Advocate – Ext # 235
  • Loretta Pangowish, Child Advocate – Ext # 288
  • Dawn Ominika, Administrative Support – Ext # 290

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