In 2008 Tikinagan Child and Family Services received the prestigious $50,000 Ruth Atkinson Hindmarsh Award. At the award ceremony in Kasabonika, Nancy Hindmarsh, chair of the selection committee, said, "Tikinagan has helped to dramatically improve services in the north. New partnerships with First Nations help keep children safe and connected to their family and cultural identity.”

While Tikinagan receives provincial funding to offer child protection services in remote northwestern Ontario, more support is needed for prevention programs.

“This award will expand our ability to respond and test innovative ways that can help our children discover their past, seize the present and anticipate their future," said Micheal Hardy, Executive Director, Tikinagan Child and Family Services.

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