Special Projects

Nodin CFI often has special projects underway, most often based on short-term funding and proposals. We've listed some of the most recent and ongoing special projects. For specific information on any of these, please call our Director of Treatment Services, Trish Hancharuk, at (807) 737-4011.

Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

The needs assessment and feasibility study has been completed to identify a Child and Youth Advocacy Centre that would serve the First Nation communities in the Sioux Lookout area.

A Child and Youth Advocacy Centre is a service that provides a child-friendly environment to work with child victims of crime.  The centre brings together all of the services that would work with child victims - health services, mental health services, child welfare, police and the crown attorney. The Centre organizes the efforts of these services so that the least amount of trauma is incurred by the child from the process of gathering information in a criminal case.  It also ensures that timely supports are in place for the child victim.

The project was funded by the Department of Justice, Ministry of the Attorney General – Ontario Victims Service Secretariat.  The information from the study is being sent to the Department of Justice as a Phase 1 project.  Phase 2 of the project would focus on the development of a centre in the region.  Another proposal is required for consideration of Phase 2 funding.