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.

In the future, the team will also be offering after-hours support to families.

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