Sturgeon Lake Child and Family Services
STURGEON LAKE CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES (SLFCS) INC.
Sturgeon Lake Child & Family Services Inc.
Box 129 Station Main
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan S6V 5R4
Fax: (306) 1-306-764-4817
Toll Free: 1-877-460-7044
Contact: Eleanor Brazeau, Executive Director
Office Hours: Monday to Friday; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
***ON-CALL SERVICE AVAILABLE***
CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES ENHANCEMENT AND OPERATIONS PLAN
Strong, healthy families nurturing their children within the culture and traditions of Sturgeon Lake First Nation.
Sturgeon Lake Child & Family Services will work to ensure the safety and well-being of the children and families of Sturgeon lake First Nation.
- Kinship in accordance with Cree customs and traditions.
- Cree culture.
- Cree language.
- Parents, youth, children and grandparents engaged with each other in healthy activities, within and outside of the home.
- A fully operational agency with qualified, well trained staff; programs and services that meet the needs of the children and families in the community; an Elder’s Advisory Committee; a Youth Council; sound governance and management policies, procedures and practices; sound financial and human resources management; and, strategic service delivery partnerships both within and external to Sturgeon Lake First Nation.
- Safe children, youth and families.
- Families receiving supports and services that mitigate the need for child protection interventions.
- Permanency plans for children who are unable to return to their own parents.
- Approved and trained foster and alternate care homes.
- A detailed work plan for the development, implementation and evaluation of family support/enhancement/prevention programs.
Sturgeon Lake Child & Family Services Inc. is a new Agency established in October 2008 to serve children, youth and families residing on-Reserve at Sturgeon Lake First Nation. SLCFS will, from the beginning, offer services with a strong, integrated focus on child safety, family support, prevention and family enhancement services. The Agency will participate on the Sturgeon Lake First Nation Interagency Committee and, will be recognized as part of the care-giving team of professionals in the community.
An Elder’s Advisory Council will be established to to guide the staff and assist with on-going planning for programs and services.
A Youth Advisory Council will be established to ensure that the voices of youth are heard when planning for services that will affect them.
Priorities have been identified as: Traditional Parenting Workshops; a Parent Aide Program; Family Mediation Services; a Family Cultural Camp; a Crisis Response Team; and, an Elder’s and Youth Conference. Traditional Parenting, the Family Cultural Camp, and, the Elders and Youth Conference will be provided in collaboration with existing programs and services. The Parent Aide Program and Family Mediation Services are new programs that will be developed. The Crisis Response Team will be developed by a sub committee of the Interagency Committee.
Other services or initiatives that may be considered for enhancement or development include: sacred circle camps targeted to specific age groups; cultural teachings; access to cultural ceremonies; participation in cultural events; parenting for grandparents who parent; life skills workshops for youth, including medicine wheel teachings, healthy sexuality and relationships; healing circles for men and for women; Elder’s services; recreation; and, recognition awards.