Family Well-Being Program

“Serving a child, means serving a family”

OICC’s Family Well-Being program builds on the strengths of the children, youth and their families by providing holistic supports tailored to the unique needs of each family. The programs’ emphasis is on prevention and cultural acquisition and serves Inuit parents children, youth and non-Indigenous foster and adoptive families.

The Family Well-Being team manages the intake process for all families interested in participating in OICC programs. It also provides safe spaces and wrap-around supports for families, delivers the Inuit-specific parenting program Inunnguiniq, plans land based family camps, offers sharing circles for men and women, wellness activities including family and youth drop-ins, cultural evenings, and education/support to adoptive and foster parents.

The Family Well Being Program offers a team approach to family wellness through Cultural Programs, Family Supports, Wellness Programs, safe spaces and programs specific to Inuit Families and children. We envision a holistic approach where families and community can access a variety of services, specific to their particular needs.

Services:
• Centralized Intake
• Women’s & Men’s Healing Circles
• Family Drop-In
• Youth Drop-In
• Sewing Group
• Breakfast with Dad
• Monthly Culture Night
• Inunnguiniq Parenting Program
• Monthly Adoptive/Foster
• Parent Support Group
• Individual Supports such as:
– Court Accompaniment
– CAS Support-Access Visits
– One-on-One Meetings
– Referrals and more….

For information, please contact, Manager Janice Messam, 613-744-3133, ext 211 jmessam@ottawainuitchildrens.com

Family Services (Intake) 613-744-3133, ext. 248

Inunnguiniq Parenting Program 613-744-3133, ext. 219