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Child and Family Services
Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services Inc.

91 23rd St W
Battleford, SK
S0M 0E0
P.O. Box 1270



Community Profiles

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 and Sweetgrass First Nation in 2008. 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 Inc. currently provide statutory and support services to the following four member communities:

    • Moosomin First Nation Pop. 1512


    • Saulteaux First Nation Pop. 1158


    • Sweetgrass First Nation Pop. 1673


    • Mosquito First Nation Pop. 1243




According to Elder Norman Sunchild, the Cree name "Kanaweyimik" has its origin in two meanings or messages that pertain to the care of children:

To the parents - "take care of your children";

To the children - "ask their parents to take care of them".