• Creating safe, caring and loving environments for our children.

    Our goal is to ensure that every child in the care of our member Agencies has the opportunity to learn, the freedom to grow and the structure to live responsibly – in good health and spirit.

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  • Creating safe, caring and loving environments for our children.

    Our goal is to ensure that every child in the care of our member agencies has the opportunity to learn, the freedom to grow and the structure to live responsibly - in good health and spirit.

    About Us Our Agencies

  • Creating safe, caring and loving environments for our children.

    Our goal is to ensure that every child in the care of our member agencies has the opportunity to learn, the freedom to grow and the structure to live responsibly - in good health and spirit.

    About Us Our Agencies

  • Creating safe, caring and loving environments for our children.

    Our goal is to ensure that every child in the care of our member agencies has the opportunity to learn, the freedom to grow and the structure to live responsibly - in good health and spirit.

    About Us Our Agencies

Latest Announcement

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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Booshoo, Tansi, Aneen, Ha Ho and Welcome to the Southern First Nations Network of Care.

In partnership with our member Agencies, the Southern First Nations Network of Care is responsible for the management of child and family services to First Nations children and families throughout Manitoba. Our goal is to ensure that children, families and communities in need have the support they require to promote healthy growth and long-term wellness.

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The Power of Caring

Collectively, we are a "network of care" that is rooted in the traditional philosophy of collectiveness.

  • About Southern Network of Care
  • About Southern Network

    Responsible for the establishment and management of a province-wide child & family service delivery system.

  • Member Agencies

    Collaborating with Member Agencies to deliver child and family services in our communities.

  • Departmental Units

    Each departmental unit contributes an important component towards supporting our mandate.

    • Our work is extensive and we continue to face many challenges. Every person has gifts and when we bring our gifts together, Creator shows us the answers. This is how we will work together to strengthen and restore our sacred circles, our children and our future.
      - Tara L. Petti, CEO
    • Many Aboriginal organizations and communities have adopted the 7 guiding principles – or Seven Teachings – in one form or another, as a moral stepping stone and cultural foundation. At Southern Network, we look for the core competencies related to the Seven Teachings to be present in anyone considering a career with us or or Member Agencies.
      - Tara Petti, CEO

News & Updates | VIEW ALL »

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.

Read more

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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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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Key Initiatives of the Southern Network

Training Workshops, Southern Network

Training Workshops

Free, value-added courses and training for staff, support staff and foster parents of our Member Agencies.

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Ask Kookoonaan Blog

Ask Kookoonaan

In the spirit of our rich tradition we bring you the Kookoonaan Blog, answers to common questions about Manitoba CFS.

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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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