In service to our member Agencies, the Communications Unit is responsible for developing and managing a proactive strategy for the Southern First Nations Network of Care which integrates all communications, public relations, marketing and brand management efforts into a cohesive whole.

Major Functions of the Unit

  • Communicating the promise of our brand, which is anchored in our Vision, Mission and Values, and which reflects our mandate as we serve our member Agencies and clients.
  • Developing consistent, effective communication strategies for both internal and external audiences.
  • Ensuring adherence to our organization's brand standards and proper usage of individual brand elements.
  • Managing Media Relations.
  • Interfacing with key stakeholders, including funders, leadership, Agencies, clients, etc.
  • Managing digital media content and messaging, including website, social media and any other external third party communications vehicles.
  • In conjunction with the Communications Committee, managing the Annual Report, posters, pamphlets and third party / outside communications.

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Jim Compton, Communications Specialist | Southern Network

Message from Jim Compton, Communications Specialist

Boozhoo Denemaganatuk!

In the spirit of our ancestors, we welcome you with a salutation that respectfully calls upon your spirit names and honours your visions. It goes out to our Relatives, our Clients, our Colleagues and our Community members. It is a welcome call from the Southern First Nations Network of Care, guided by the Seven Teachings in everything that it does.

At its heart, it is like a woven braid of sweet grass that evokes love, bravery and respect.

Since our inception in 2002, we have been working hard on a new narrative that seeks to heal the wounds of the past, with the hope of writing a better story in the future. Our goal is to create a new history where we can go forth together and right a history of CFS and the effects it has had on our people.

To be sure, it is a long road but one that we must walk for our children and our families.

That history involves creating conversations with one another and seeing the end of that road. Working together we have created many milestones that will be entered into the analogues of First Nations CFS history. And we all know there is more work to be done.

Our stated goal has always been to let you know where we stand on the everyday issues that affect us and what the specific strategies have been developed to address them. 

Through this website, and throughout all our communications, it is our promise to change the narrative and build our new story every day – a story of teachings, wisdom and hope that is found in the legends of our people. A story that is now being written and must be a good one!

  • When you enter into our grand teepee you will be able to speak directly to the person you need to and see where we are with our Vision. Our Vision speaks to building upon our Cultural Foundations, such as Customary Care, which focus on Prevention. This is a teaching we believe will lead to better outcomes for our children and families.
    - Jim Compton, Communications Specialist

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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