First Nation communities play a role in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child intervention services.
The majority of on-Reserve child intervention services are delivered by Delegated First Nation Agencies (DFNAs).
DFNAs are federally or provincially incorporated legal entities and independent contractors. They are not Crown corporations or part of Children’s Services.
Child intervention services are delivered on Reserves by Delegated First Nation Agencies through 20 Agreements with 37 of the 48 First Nations in Alberta.
DFNAs are responsible for the provision of child intervention services to all persons situated within the geographical boundaries of the First Nation they serve.
The DFNAs governance structure consists of a Board of Directors who are responsible to oversee the administration and operations of the agency. The boards are appointed by, and accountable to, their respective Chief and Council.
Indigenous Services Canada funds the agencies for the provision of Children’s Services on-Reserve, and the province of Alberta is responsible for the legislative and policy framework for service delivery.
Delegated First Nation agreements
As the DFNAs are independent contractors, all aspects of their service delivery responsibilities, accountabilities, exercise of delegated authority and relationship with the Ministry of Children’s Services must be set out in formal service delivery agreements.
A total of 20 DFNAs service delivery agreements are in place for On-Reserve delivery of child intervention services by Delegated First Nation Agencies. Under these agreements, Alberta provides delegations of authority under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act necessary to enable the First Nation agencies to provide the full range of provincial child intervention services within the geographical boundaries of their respective First Nations reserves. The agencies, who have been given delegated authority, deliver services as per the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
Delegated First Nation Agencies
Akamihk Child and Family Services Society (Montana First Nation)
AddressBox 660Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0CanadaGeo: 52.72811, -113.44109
Athabasca Tribal Council Child and Family Services
Address9206 McCormick DriveFort McMurray, Alberta T9H 1C7CanadaGeo: 56.700708, -111.343258
Bigstone Cree Social Services Society
AddressBox 780Wabasca, Alberta T0G 2K0CanadaGeo: 55.942814, -113.792044
Blood Tribe Child Protection Services
AddressBox 120Standoff, Alberta T0L 1Y0CanadaGeo: 49.40979, -113.253183
Kasohkowew Child Wellness Society
AddressBox 1050Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0CanadaGeo: 52.814244, -113.552544
KTC Child and Family Services
AddressBox 279Red Earth Creek, Alberta T0G 1X0CanadaGeo: 55.906984, -115.641897
Lesser Slave Indian Regional Council
AddressBox 1740High Prairie, Alberta T0G 1E0CanadaGeo: 55.40508, -116.15415
Little Red River Cree Nation Mamawi Awasis Society
AddressBox 3659High Level, Alberta T0H 1Z0CanadaGeo: 58.492769, -115.151136
Mamowe Opikihawasowin Tribal Chief Child and Family Services West Society
AddressBox 196Goodfish Lake, Alberta T0A 2R0CanadaGeo: 54.096429, -111.300062
Mistikaskiy Ohipikihawasowin Mamawintowin Society (MOMS)
AddressBox 6814Peace River, Alberta T8S 1S6CanadaGeo: 56.2501, -117.28599
North Peace Tribal Council
AddressBox 1889High Level, Alberta T0H 1Z0CanadaGeo: 53.548238, -113.626086
Piikani Child and Family Services
AddressBox 3129Brocket, Alberta T0K 0H0CanadaGeo: 49.545527, -113.747447
Saddle Lake – Wah-Koh-To-Win Child Care Society
AddressPO Box 770Saddle Lake, Alberta T0A 3T0CanadaGeo: 53.965109, -111.775028
Siksika Family Services Corporation
AddressBox 1189Siksika Nation, Alberta T0J 3W0CanadaGeo: 50.8226, -112.9813
Siksika Family Services Corporation – Off Reserve
Address6101 6 Street SECalgary, Alberta T2H 1L9CanadaGeo: 50.9988, -114.0504
Stoney Nakoda Child and Family Services Society
AddressBox 180Morley, Alberta T0L 1N0CanadaGeo: 51.161641, -114.850968
Sunchild Child and Family Services Society
AddressP.O. Box 1171, Stn. MainRocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 1A8CanadaGeo: 52.37758, -114.91159
Tribal Chief Child and Family Services (East)
AddressBox 29Kehewin, Alberta T0A 1C0CanadaGeo: 54.083262, -110.685042
Tsuut’ina Nation Child and Family Services (Isgak’a K’anano-na Nanitin-na) Society
Address9911 Chiila BoulevardTsuu T'ina, Alberta T2W 6H6CanadaGeo: 50.950711, -114.141466
Western Cree Tribal Council Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Agency
Address104, 9802-97 AvenueGrande Prairie, Alberta T8V 7K2CanadaGeo: 55.168398, -118.788426
Whitefish Lake First Nation #459 Child and Family Services Society
AddressBox 119Atikameg, Alberta T0G 0C0CanadaGeo: 55.90649, -115.63988
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