Joint Training Team

Joint Training Team

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In 2006, through the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry – Child Welfare Initiative (AJI-CWI), the initial staffing and development of the Joint Training Unit (JTU) began.  In 2007, the JTU was officially established through funding under the Changes for Children Initiative.  Situated in one centralized location in Winnipeg, the JTU included a full complement of staff representing all four Child and Family Services Authorities and Manitoba Family Services.

In July 2009, the JTU transitioned to a decentralized delivery approach with each member based at their respective employing body, but continuing to function as a collaborative team.  As such, in December 2009, the name of the unit was changed from the JTU to the Joint Training Team (JTT).  

The JTT recognizes the 12 guiding principles established through the Changes for Children Initiative and endorsed by the Child and Family Services Standing Committee (Appendix).


A professional, qualified, skilled workforce providing enhanced quality services and care for children and families.




The mission of the JTT is to work collaboratively to develop, coordinate, implement, and evaluate education and training opportunities, as well as curricula, which is culturally appropriate where applicable, for staff and caregivers in the child and family services system. 




Using a joint approach, with an emphasis on sharing resources to promote efficiencies, the JTT will develop training activities based on the needs and priorities identified by the four Child and Family Services Authorities, their respective agencies, and the Child

Protection Branch (MB Family Services), as well as recommendations from external reviews of the CFS system.




The membership of the JTT includes the following core funded positions:

Education and Training Coordinator
Metis Child and Family Services Authority
Education and Training Services Specialist   
Southern First Nations Network of Care
Education and Training Coordinator 
First Nations of Northern Manitoba Child and Family Services Authority
Education and Training Coordinator and Leading Practice Specialist   
The General Child and Family Services Authority
Manager of Training
Child and Family Services Division, Department of Families  

If a member is unable to attend a meeting, an alternate may be identified. 

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