We will make sure the interests and rights of Inuit families and children in Ontario are respected and upheld.
- Assisting families to access alternative dispute resolution
- Providing or assisting families to access resources, services, and supports for prevention
- Liaising between the Inuit community in Ontario and Children’s Aid Societies
- Liaising between families and the Children’s Aid Society
- Providing family support services, including service navigation, advocacy, case management, program referrals and access to safe spaces for visits
- Working with Children’s Aid Societies to find community placements for children
- Helping to maintain the connection of children to their culture and their community, in Ontario and/or Inuit Nunangat
- Providing knowledge, awareness and promotion of Inuit culture and community interests to Children’s Aid Societies, the courts and the legal community, and other service providers across Ontario
- Raising awareness of the strengths and needs of Inuit children, youth and families in Ontario who come into contact with the child welfare system
TI works in partnership with organizations such as Inuuqatigiit and other Indigenous and non-Indigenous service providers across the province.
For more information on the role of ITK and TI under the CYFSA, please visit ITK’s website.
To notify ITK and TI that a Children’s Aid Society’s is providing services and/or exercising its powers under the CYFSA with respect to an Inuk child, please send the notification by email to email@example.com. It will then be forwarded to TI for follow up.
*Note: As ITK’s designate, TI is adopting a phased approach to implementation of ITK’s rights and responsibilities under the CYFSA. At this time, TI will not be filing responses to court applications and/or participating as a party in court proceedings or hearings