The Niigaaniin Services is an “active” social assistance service with an emphasis on providing support to first nation communities and their citizens. Our program is the implementation of the Ontario Works legislation with culturally appropriate provisions. Rates, eligibility and program parameters are established by the Ontario Works program. Our primary services include Financial Support, Employment Assistance and Addictions Services.
The Niigaaniin services are based on community specific needs, and programs are delivered through a client case management model within the seven North Shore First Nations (Batchewana First Nation, Garden River First Nation, Thessalon First Nation, Mississauga First Nation, Serpent River First Nation, Sagamok Anishnawbek, and Atikameksheng Anishnawbek) communities and Wahnapitae First Nation.