The need for Mikinakoos Children’s Fund was seen by our Board of Directors before its creation. Our members have a long standing history working in northern Ontario, often travelling up to the remote communities. In witnessing the living conditions of First Nations children, it was decided that through a children’s fund, poverty conditions could be alleviated. Thus, Mikinakoos, “Little Turtle” Children’s Fund was born. In 2014, the charity was registered.
Since inception, we have provided food and warm clothing to several hundred children living in the north. There is a lot of work to be done in order to ensure that every child receives proper care and support, so please explore our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about the communities that we work with. In addition to providing food and clothing, Mikinakoos Children’s Fund has also offered support to families grieving after the loss of family members, and has been present for other community gatherings.
Working with community members to address their needs is vital to our program success, along with other important collaborations including work with Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority’s Nodin Child and Family Intervention Services, Eenchokay Birchstick School, the Pikangikum Education Authority, and the Pikangikum Health Authority. We are deeply appreciative to those individuals that contribute to the success of our organization, and are always looking for new collaborations to better assist the children that we serve.