The legal services offered by Mino Obigiwasin - Anicinape Child & Family Services include the legal and court part of youth protection. This department includes lawyers and legal secretaries. It is in August 2021 that the legal existence became a reality by the registration of Mino Obigiwasin in the central file of the Registraire des entreprises du Québec. Since then, things have proceeded at high speed, first through discussions on the modalities of taking over the legal services, then through the actual taking over of the communities of Lac Simon and KitciSakik in the first instance (Phase "1"). The points of service of Long Point First Nation-Winneway and Pikogan-Abitibiwinni will follow in the near future.
In court, the lawyer :
Represents the Director of Youth Protection;
Intervenes on the application of the Youth Protection Act (YPA), the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), the Civil Code of Quebec (CCQ), the Act respecting health services and social services (AHSSS), the Access to Information Act (AIA) and the Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families (PL C-92 / 2019 LC c.24);
Provides legal support to social intervenors and other employees of Mino Obigiwasin in relation to the application of the above legislation;
Works closely with the intervenors and various other actors of Mino Obigiwasin.