At Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services we share a deep commitment to excellence and innovation in our services.
- Kanaweyimik believes that each individual has dignity and worth in the eyes of the Creator.
- Kanaweyimik believes that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to a happy and fulfilling life.
- Kanaweyimik intends that the communities we serve will become excellent places for children and families to learn, enhance self-image, promote academic excellence and develop an awareness and pride in the cultural origins of our People.
- Kanaweyimik is committed to hiring and retaining professionals and para-professionals who are dedicated to excellence in child protection and family support services.
- Kanaweyimik is committed to providing effective child protection and family support programs in healing, prevention, and social development.
- Kanaweyimik believes services must be practical, realistic, able to grow with the community need and geared toward community based support.
- To support the Elders Council in their role with children, youth and families;
- To design and deliver quality services that build strong families and communities;
- To support First Nations cultural traditions, practices and ceremonies as they form a solid foundation towards building strong children, youth and families;To provide healing, protection and prevention services;
- To aid children in a dignified and respectful manner, as they are gifts from the Creator;
- To ensure that children and their families have the opportunity to exercise their rights and responsibilities to participate in the decisions and actions that affect their lives;
- To develop a safe environment for children within their home in order to prevent the out-of-home placement of children;
- To provide and coordinate family safety, stability, independence and unity;
- To promote the personal, social and spiritual development of families from the member communities.
Kanaweyimik Child and Family Services Inc. was incorporated in 1994 and became operational in 1995, providing statutory and support services to Thunderchild First Nations, Moosomin First Nations and Red Pheasant First Nations. Saulteaux First Nation became a member community in 1996, Sweetgrass First Nation in 2008 and Mosquito First Nation became a member on December 3, 2013.
Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services Inc. has grown from a staff of 6 in 1994, to a current staff of 35.
In the 25 years Kanaweyimik has been in operation it has maintained a strong and stable executive management structure, having had only two Executive Directors and continuing to employ the original (Financial) Executive Office Manager.
During Kanaweyimik's time in operation it has undergone four qualitative and quantitative program evaluations: 1998, 2001, 2008 & 2011. The recommendations from these evaluations have been individually reviewed by the Executive Management and Board of Directors with most recommendations having been implemented.
For the first five years in operation Kanaweyimik recorded and maintained client data manually. In 1999, Kanaweyimik purchased client case management software which maintains client data electronically with automated completion, generating and storing of form based documentation. This process has improved the quality of client/case documentation; provided ease of access to client files for the purpose of review, case management.
Kanaweyimik Child and Family Services currently provide statutory and support
services to the following member communities:
Moosomin First Nation
Saulteaux First Nation
Sweetgrass First Nation
Mosquito First Nation