The Southern Network Blog

Welcome to the Southern First Nations Network of Care blog, where you'll find the latest information about our work in Child and Family Services throughout Manitoba.

COVI-19 - Talking with Children and Youth

Communication should reflect the diverse linguistic, literacy and cultural characteristics and needs of the children. It will be important for facility staff to monitor for discrimination and/or bullying surrounding COVID-19, in particular towards those who are being monitored for symptoms.

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Foster Parent Travel – CFS authorities, CCPs, CYSD staff - March 27, 2020

The health and safety of our children in care and our foster parents is extremely important during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation continues to evolve, new guidelines for travel have been released by provincial public health officials.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Foster Care Circular - March 27, 2020

The safety and wellness our foster parents is an important consideration so effective immediately, the following changes to current policy and practice requirements are in effect. Please note that these instructions will be continue to be adapted based on public health guidance.

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News Release: Restoring the Sacred Bond Community Launch

News Release: Restoring the Sacred Bond Community Launch

The Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC) and Wiijii’idiwag Ikwewag invites you to a sacred feast and ceremony to honour and bless it’s new initiative, Restoring the Sacred Bond.

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News Release: Manitoba's First Social Impact Bond Successfully Secures Investment

News Release: Manitoba's First Social Impact Bond Successfully Secures Investment

Doula Project for At-Risk Indigenous Mothers Ready to Launch in Fall 2019

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What is an Elder?

Kookoonaan helps to understand the meaning of an Elder

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Manitoba Announces First Social Impact Bond

Manitoba Announces First Social Impact Bond

Doula Project Aims to Strengthen Bonds Between Indigenous Mothers and Infants and Reduce the Number of Days Infants Spend in Care

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Out of the Shadows - Facing Sexual Abuse Conference

Out of the Shadows - Facing Sexual Abuse Conference

The Southern First Nations Network of Care is pleased to announce our upcoming conference, “Out of the Shadows – Facing Sexual Abuse" on April 15 - 17, 2019.

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CTV News: Pilot Project aims to

CTV News: Pilot Project aims to "Restore the Sacred Bond"

CTV host Maralee Caruso, speaks to Jolene Mercer (Executive Director of the Initiative) and Tara Petti (CEO, Southern Network) to learn about Manitoba's first social impact bond, the Restoring the Sacred Bond Initiative.

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Restoring the Sacred Bond Aims to Prevent Child Welfare Apprehensions

Restoring the Sacred Bond Aims to Prevent Child Welfare Apprehensions

The Southern First Nations Network of Care (Southern Network) in Manitoba, which mandates 10 agencies – nine of which are First Nations agencies – to protect children, provide culturally appropriate services and preserve families in their communities, is launching its Restoring the Sacred Bond initiative.

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