History

Below are a few key dates in the history of Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services.

  • 1998

    Founded by the Regional Committee to develop an Indigenous service model for the delivery of child and family services for our First Nations.

  • 2005

    A Regional Protocol was successfully negotiated and implemented between the seven First Nations and their respective Children’s Aid Societies.

  • 2006

    With the support of the Chiefs and Councils, began the work necessary to move forward to define and develop our own Regional Child Well-Being Body.

  • 2007

    The Chiefs and CAS Directors identified a Standing Committee to negotiate revisions to the Regional Protocol to reflect current Bill 210 legislative changes.

  • 2008

    Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services began offering the Native Youth Justice Services program.

  • 2010

    A Signing Ceremony was held in Rama First Nation to have the Chiefs and Children’s Aid Societies sign the renewed Regional Protocol.

  • 2011

    Became incorporated and entered Stage A of the Designation process. Stage A assesses the organizations potential for capacity development.

  • 2012

    Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services began offering the Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Service.

  • 2013

    Transitioned from Stage A into Stage B. Stage B focused on capacity development and policies including an Indigenous service delivery model.

  • 2014

    The Youth in Transition program was successfully launched. The program provides assistance to youth who are transitioning out of care.

  • 2015

    A ceremony for signing of the revised Protocol took place during the Annual General Meeting. Also began offering Family Support Services.

  • 2016

    Submitted our application to attain our Foster Care Licence from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

  • 2017

    Establishing formal agreements and protocols in preparation for designation in 2019.

  • 2018/03

    Obtained our Foster Care License.

  • 2018/06

    Partnership with Chanie Wenjack School of Indigneous Studies, Trent University to develop and implement our Indigenous Wholistic Practice Training.

  • 2019/02

    Minister designates the agency following a written recommendation that the organization is ready to be designated.

  • 2019/07

    Deliver Screening, Intake & Assessment and After Hours Service.