The Niigaaniin Program is an “active” social assistance program 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 program is 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.

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