First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities play a major 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.
There are 17 DFNAs in Alberta, which deliver child intervention services on the Reserves of 39 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 17 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
Akamkisipatinaw Ohpikihawasowin Child and Family Services (AKO)0Box 1659Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0Geo: 52.726725, -113.442907Phone: 780-585-2125
Athabasca Tribal Council Child and Family Services09206 McCormick DriveFort McMurray, Alberta T9H 1C7Geo: 56.700708, -111.343258Phone: 780-713-2341
Bigstone Cree Social Services Society0Box 780Wabasca, Alberta T0G 2K0Geo: 55.942814, -113.792044Phone: 780-891-2225
Blood Tribe Child Protection Services0Box 120Standoff, Alberta T0L 1Y0Geo: 49.409790, -113.253183Phone: 403-737-3437
Kasohkowew Child Wellness Society0Box 1050Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0Geo: 52.814244, -113.552544Phone: 780-585-3300
KTC Child and Family Services0Box 270Atikameg, Alberta T0G 0C0Geo: 55.906984, -115.641897Phone: 780-767-2116
Lesser Slave Indian Regional Council0Box 1740High Prairie, Alberta T0G 1E0Geo: 55.282385, -114.794318Phone: 780-523-4401
Little Red River Cree Nation Mamawi Awasis Society0Box 3659High Level, Alberta T0H 1Z0Geo: 58.492769, -115.151136Phone: 780-759-2020
Mamowe Opikihawasowin Tribal Chief Child and Family Services West Society0Box 196Goodfish Lake, Alberta T0A 2R0Geo: 54.096429, -111.300062Phone: 780-645-6634
North Peace Tribal Council0Box 1889High Level, Alberta T0H 1Z0Geo: 53.548238, -113.626086Phone: 780-926-3446
Piikani Child and Family Services0Box 3129Brocket, Alberta T0K 0H0Geo: 49.545527, -113.747447Phone: 403-965-2390
Saddle Lake – Wah-Koh-To-Win Child Care Society0PO Box 770Saddle Lake, Alberta T0A 3T0Geo: 53.965109, -111.775028Phone: 780-726-7616
Siksika Family Services Corporation0PO Box 1189Siksika, Alberta T0J 3W0Geo: 51.067366, -114.060412Phone: 403-264-8573
Stoney Nakoda Child and Family Services Society0Box 40Morley, Alberta T0L 1N0Geo: 51.161641, -114.850968Phone: 403-881-3900
Tribal Chief Child and Family Services (East)0Box 29Kehewin, Alberta T0A 1C0Geo: 54.083262, -110.685042Phone: 780-826-7676
Tsuu T'ina Child and Family Services09911 Chiila BoulevardTsuu T'ina, Alberta T2W 6H6Geo: 50.950711, -114.141466Phone: 403-281-0121
Western Cree Tribal Council Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Agency0104, 9802-97 AvenueGrande Prairie, Alberta T8V 7K2Geo: 55.168398, -118.788426Phone: 780-524-5978