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Indigenous children and youth

Ontario supports Indigenous children and youth through services and programs. Indigenous families can find programs and funding for health and wellness, youth work exchange and internship programs, education and more. Together with Indigenous communities, we are also building the Ontario Indigenous Children and Youth Strategy to improve services to meet the needs of Indigenous children and youth.

Services and programs

Indigenous Mental Health, Addictions and Family Violence services
Health Care Options can help Indigenous families connect with mental health agencies specialized in providing support for First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

Akwe:go and Wasa-Nabin
These community programs are designed for children ages 7-12 and youth aged 12-18 to promote healthy development.

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Children and Youth Affected by Alcohol Before Birth
The Aboriginal Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Children Nutrition Program provides information, family support and education opportunities.

Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies

Child Welfare and Children’s Aid
There are nine children’s aid societies located across Ontario that work with Indigenous communities to support their needs.