Anishinaabe Child & Family Services

Agency Overview

The Anishinaabe Child & Family Service Agency delivers mandated services and programs in a manner which will maintain and strengthen the individual, the family and the First Nations community with the context of aboriginal values and customs.

The goal of our work is to protect our children, promote family wellness, and strengthen our community.

Anishinaabe Child & Family Services Manitoba

  • The child is a precious gift from the Creator who has entrusted the family of the child with the sacred duty to love, protect, and nurture this child in ways of the First Nations people.
    - Agency Philosophy (ACFS)


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Communities We Serve 

Anishinaabe Child & Family Services provides services to the following communities:

  • Dauphin River First Nation
  • Lake St. Martin First Nation
  • Lake Manitoba First Nation
  • Little Saskatchewan First Nation
  • Pinaymootang First Nation
  • Winnipeg

Anishinaabe Child and Family Services has an office in Ashern, Manitoba and also an office in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Additional Information

Additional information about programs and services can be accessed by visiting the ACFS website.

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Programs

The Agency will deliver the following mandated child & family services and programs:

  • Child Protection
  • Family Enhancement
  • Prevention Services
  • Foster Care/ Kinship 
  • Adoption/ Guardianship
  • Minor Parents
  • Youth Programs
  • Recreation
  • Elder Services


  • The commitment of Anishinaabe Child and Family Services is always to ensure the safety and well-being of children first. A preventative approach shall prevail in relation to all Agency programs and services in order to maintain the family unit in all its varied forms. The agency is very active in promoting cultural, recreational and prevention focused programs. These programs promote health and wellness and positive lifestyles for children and families in the communities.
    - Emma Edwards, Administrator, ACFS

We are taking care of our own.

If you would like to learn more about our organization, the services we provide or our member agencies, please feel free to start a conversation.

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