Foster Parent Training update

Alternative Care:

Foster Parent Training: We will be having a zoom meeting on Thursday April 29, 2021 and Saturday May 1, 2021. Please contact the Agency for details.

When Likes Become Need: Social media use, anxiety, addiction, and self=esteem in youth, part 2 Saturday March 20, 2021.

Adverse Childhood Experiences – Saturday April 17, 2021 and Wednesday April 21, 2021.

The Sibling Experience: A development approach to supporting siblings of children with complex needs. Wednesday May 5, 2021 and Saturday May 15, 2021. 

For more information on the training or to register, contact Natasha Prince at (204)944-0040, ext. 71013.

2019/2020 Annual General Meeting

Our very first “virtual” Annual General Meeting

February 11, 2021

Announcement – AOCFS office locked due to COVID 19

As a precautionary measure, please be advised that effective March 17, 2020 our office will remain closed to the public until further notice. If you need assistance please contact your case manager or reception at (204) 944-0040.

For emergency contact after office hours, please call ANCR at (204) 944-4200.

This link is provided for information and safety purposes only. It is important to remain calm and stay informed.





2018/2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2018/2019 Annual General Meeting was held October 24, 2019 at Marymound School.

Members from our Sister Agencies, our Board of Directors, the families we serve, our community and our staff were present to hear highlights from the past fiscal year and to officially welcome our new Executive Director, Trudy Lavallee.

Download our AGM Report Book here.



Foster Parent Orientation

Foster Parent Orientation/Information Session


Upcoming Dates:

Upcoming Foster Parent Orientation:

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 – 9am-4pm

Saturday, November 30, 2019 – 9am-4pm

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required to attend. Please call Natasha at 204-944-0040 ext.71013

Foster Parent Information Session

Foster Parent Information Session

 Upcoming Dates:

Foster Parent Information Session:

Upcoming Foster Parent Orientation:

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – 9am-4pm

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 – 9am-4pm

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required to attend. Please call Natasha at 204-944-0040 ext.71013

Bear Witness day, May 10, 2019

The staff at Animikii Ozoson Child and Family Services is having a “Bear Witness” party to celebrate and provide awareness to Jordan’s Principle.

The bears are ready to party!






The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Trudy Lavallee as the new Executive Director of Animikii Ozoson Child and Family Services.

Ms. Lavallee brings a wealth of knowledge to this position. Trudy has worked in a multitude of First Nation social program and policy areas associated with First Nation child and family services in Manitoba, both levels of government (including First Nation), the non-profit sector and in the Winnipeg urban community with Indigenous peoples and stakeholders over a span of 30 years.


Ms. Lavallee is well respected for achieving credibility in the community, Province of Manitoba, and across Canada, particularly for her advocacy and mediation work with First Nations children and their families involved in child welfare and jurisdictional reform. Her work has been the impetus that has resulted in success and great strides in Canadian policy for First Nations children, youth, families, and communities.


Trudy started her career in social services in Thunder Bay in the mid-1980s as a support worker in Indigenous group homes. Upon moving to Winnipeg  in 1987, she was a foster care worker. Trudy also worked extensively with the Manitoba First Nations leadership of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry – Child Welfare Initiative, combined with ongoing advocacy for First Nations children and families.


Ms. Lavallee is a First Nations member of Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation (AKA Gull Bay First Nation) in Northwestern Ontario, Robinson Superior Treaty. She grew up in Thunder Bay and on her reserve. Trudy is a graduate of Lakehead University where she achieved an Honours Bachelors of Social Work Degree. She was also a member of the Canadian Armed Forces in the Canadian Naval Reserves as a medical assistant.


Over fifteen years ago, as one of the founding board members of Animikii Ozoson Child & Family Services, Ms. Lavallee was instrumental in the mandate and early capacity development of the agency to better service the needs of First Nations children from Ontario residing in Manitoba. Trudy holds strong conviction for the integrity of Animikii and is committed to protecting the inherent rights of Indigenous children and their families residing both in Ontario and Manitoba. She is a proud mother of two grown daughters.


Ms. Lavallee began her duties as Executive Director as of Monday, March 11th, 2019.