ENODMAAGEJIG SOCIAL SERVICES (Place of Helpers)
In 1999, Enodmaagejig Social Services was given approval by Chief and Council to restructure in order to improve cooperation and coordination of services by amalgamating related programs and consolidating administration while increasing service delivery to the community. It provides one point access to community members through the Central Intake Unit.
Social Services Coordination: To coordinate and manage the delivery of Social Services for Walpole Island First Nation, while maintaining high quality standards of service and ensuring the implementation of effective community programming.
Band Representative Services: To represent the First Nation’s interest in children of our membership in all Child Welfare matters at Court.
Family Support Workers: To provide prevention and limited intervention in the service of clients/families that are referred for service, adhering to guidelines set by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, while abiding by the Walpole Island First Nation philosophy, policies, and regulations.
First Nations Correctional Program: To provide Probation & Parole Services to adult community members in conflict with the law.
- Waabnong-Nikeyaa, the Eastern Door Program for adults & youth in conflict with the law.
Central Intake Unit: To provide immediate intervention to individuals and families seeking temporary assistance that will empower them to reach their personal goals; to act as a liaison with community and outside agencies and make referrals to appropriate services.
- Naaknigewnan, The Restorative Justice Project
- Legal Aid
- Counseling Referrals
- Duty Counsel
Community Development Unit: To facilitate the effective delivery of cultural and community healing initiatives for Walpole Island First Nation and develop proposals for Enodmaagejig that will address gaps in services.
- Anishnaabemowin (Native Language) programming
- Organic Gardening Group
- Volunteer Elves: provide Santa Claus Parade, Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Bonfire
- Arts/Crafts/Cultural Workshops
- Residential School Descendents Group