Band Office

Office Phone: 807-593-2131

Child and Family Services

  • Delivers child care and protection services and family support services to community members
  • Administers services for Tikinagan Child and Family Services, a mandated Native Child Welfare Agency in Sioux Lookout

Alternative Care Program

  • Provides assistance and support to children in care
  • Provides training for child care providers
  • Offers support and guidance in reuniting siblings who are/have been part of the foster care system

Prevention Services

  • Teaches parenting skills and assisting children through difficult times
  • Develops and administers healthy social and recreational programs for families
  • Hosts community forums to address issues such as youth drug abuse, inadequate housing, schooling problems and after school activities
  • Organizes elders meetings that address traditional child rearing methods
  • Provides information sessions about understanding substance dependency and resulting family violence, and overcoming oppression by understanding cultural realities

Repatriation Services

  • Processes requests to have children in external foster care brought back to homes within the community
  • Provides advocacy on behalf of the child and family

Economic Development

Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community

  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance employability skills
  • Works to access funding for band-owned business ventures
  • Provides coaching in areas such as business plan development and assistance in obtaining financial support for people wanting to start own business
  • Maintains local business directory
  • Hosts economic development strategic planning sessions
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members

Extended Health Benefits

Provides various health benefits to individuals and families with high health costs

Benefits are determined based on need and may include:

  • basic dental care
  • diabetic supplies
  • eyeglasses
  • hearing aids
  • prescription drugs
  • surgical supplies and dressings
  • transportation for medical appointments

Fire Department

  • Responsible for fire prevention and administration of the Ontario Fire Code
  • Issues applicable burn permits required for brush piles, incinerators and open fires, excluding campfires

Ontario Works

  • Provides short term financial assistance to individuals and families in need
  • Offers Extended Health Benefits to qualifying individuals
  • Provides information to recipients about participation requirements including seeking employment, basic education, volunteer work, or self employment

Participants can access a variety of programs and support services including but not limited to:

  • Child Care
  • Clothing Needs
  • Community Placement Program
  • Discretionary Benefits
  • Drug Benefits
  • Employment Resource Center
  • Employment Start-up Costs
  • Enhanced Employment Placement Program
  • Learning, Earning and Parenting
  • Pay-Direct to Landlord
  • Special Diets Allowance
  • Transportation

 Recreation Department

  • Responsible for planning, developing and implementing all social, recreational and special events for members of the community
  • Recreation services and facilities include baseball diamond, gymnasium, skating rink and community centre (arena)

Coordinates and supervises a variety of programs including:

  • Broomball tournaments
  • Game nights
  • Group fitness classes
  • Hockey tournaments
  • Volleyball nights
  • Youth workshops on topics of interest

Information provided from 211North – please visit for more information.



40th Anniversary Celebration

August 14, 2015
Nibinamik First Nation will be celebrating its 40 year annual summer festival this august 17-22, 2015.