With warm greetings, the executive and management of the Southern First Nations Network of Care (Southern Network) welcome you.
The Southern First Nations Network of Care’s path of history is a poignant reminder of the mandate we were entrusted with and embarked upon 15 years ago. That wave of change came with something called 'Devolution' of services to us. With the guidance and wisdom of our staff, leadership and elders, we keep working and move towards a new history where we believe can revolutionize a child and family services system that once refused or did not see the vision of change our way. Over the years we have forged change and transformed the delivery of child and family services for the 10 Agencies we mandate and the 36 First Nations they serve throughout Southern Manitoba.
It has been a monumental struggle with major challenges every step of the way. We continue to overcome these challenges and we do not waver from our promise to the people we serve. A promise of doing things differently has led to: Family Enhancement services throughout all of our Agencies; Agency driven resource development on and off-reserve; and building capacity through training and initiatives in Quality Assurance, Information Technology, Finance, and Front Line services. Every step of the way our leadership and elders supported and reminded us to do things in the spirit of our people. A clear message was sent to us by our Elders Council, “Keep working. Represent our future.” With that in mind, we continue to “keep working” to address issues that impact our children and families every day.