Overview

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)
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    Box 1659
    Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0
    Geo: 52.726725, -113.442907
    Phone: 780-585-2125
    Fax: 780-585-3066
  • Athabasca Tribal Council Child and Family Services
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    9206 McCormick Drive
    Fort McMurray, Alberta T9H 1C7
    Geo: 56.700708, -111.343258
    Phone: 780-713-2341
    Fax: 780-713-3410
  • Bigstone Cree Social Services Society
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    Box 780
    Wabasca, Alberta T0G 2K0
    Geo: 55.942814, -113.792044
    Phone: 780-891-2225
    Fax: 780-891-2655
  • Blood Tribe Child Protection Services
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    Box 120
    Standoff, Alberta T0L 1Y0
    Geo: 49.409790, -113.253183
    Phone: 403-737-3437
    Fax: 403-737-3299
  • Kasohkowew Child Wellness Society
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    Box 1050
    Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0
    Geo: 52.814244, -113.552544
    Phone: 780-585-3300
    Fax: 780-585-4488
  • KTC Child and Family Services
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    Box 270
    Atikameg, Alberta T0G 0C0
    Geo: 55.906984, -115.641897
    Phone: 780-767-2116
    Fax: 780-767-2120
  • Lesser Slave Indian Regional Council
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    Box 1740
    High Prairie, Alberta T0G 1E0
    Geo: 55.282385, -114.794318
    Phone: 780-523-4401
    Fax: 780-523-5858
  • Little Red River Cree Nation Mamawi Awasis Society
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    Box 3659
    High Level, Alberta T0H 1Z0
    Geo: 58.492769, -115.151136
    Phone: 780-759-2020
    Fax: 780-759-2029

    Website:

  • Mamowe Opikihawasowin Tribal Chief Child and Family Services West Society
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    Box 196
    Goodfish Lake, Alberta T0A 2R0
    Geo: 54.096429, -111.300062
    Phone: 780-645-6634
    Fax: 780-645-6647
  • North Peace Tribal Council
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    Box 1889
    High Level, Alberta T0H 1Z0
    Geo: 53.548238, -113.626086
    Phone: 780-926-3446
    Fax: 780-926-4075

    Website:

  • Piikani Child and Family Services
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    Box 3129
    Brocket, Alberta T0K 0H0
    Geo: 49.545527, -113.747447
    Phone: 403-965-2390
    Fax: 403-965-2444

    Website:

  • Saddle Lake – Wah-Koh-To-Win Child Care Society
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    PO Box 770
    Saddle Lake, Alberta T0A 3T0
    Geo: 53.965109, -111.775028
    Phone: 780-726-7616
    Fax: 780-726-2020
  • Siksika Family Services Corporation
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    PO Box 1189
    Siksika, Alberta T0J 3W0
    Geo: 51.067366, -114.060412
    Phone: 403-264-8573
    Fax: 403-734-5163
  • Stoney Nakoda Child and Family Services Society
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    Box 40
    Morley, Alberta T0L 1N0
    Geo: 51.161641, -114.850968
    Phone: 403-881-3900
    Fax: 403-881-3919
  • Tribal Chief Child and Family Services (East)
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    Box 29
    Kehewin, Alberta T0A 1C0
    Geo: 54.083262, -110.685042
    Phone: 780-826-7676
    Fax: 780-826-4311
  • Tsuu T'ina Child and Family Services
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    9911 Chiila Boulevard
    Tsuu T'ina, Alberta T2W 6H6
    Geo: 50.950711, -114.141466
    Phone: 403-281-0121
    Fax: 403-251-0368
  • Western Cree Tribal Council Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Agency
    The Government of Alberta
    0
    104, 9802-97 Avenue
    Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 7K2
    Geo: 55.168398, -118.788426
    Phone: 780-524-5978
    Fax: 780-524-5998

Resources

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Alberta Native Friendship Centre Association

Assembly of First Nations

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society

Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations

Freehorse Family Wellness

Métis National Council

National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence

National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Treaty 7

Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres (UMAYC)