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.

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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In Home Family Support - Winnipeg/Community Office (SCFS)

Sagkeeng Child & Family Services is offering a job opportunity for In Home Supports for both the Winnipeg & Sagkeeng Community Office.

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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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Youth Leaving State Care Need Education Support

Youth Leaving State Care Need Education Support

The general public should stay informed about the well-being of young people in care and hold governments to account — to ensure that they are meeting their obligations to support young people’s well-being and educational progress.

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Province, CFS join forces, seek investment in program to reduce Indigenous kids in care

Province, CFS join forces, seek investment in program to reduce Indigenous kids in care

The pilot will support up to 200 at-risk expectant mothers. SFNNC will lead the project and work with the doula service provider, Wiijii’idiwag Ikwewag, to identify expectant mothers who may not have the resources to effectively parent their babies.

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