Bigstone Child and Family Services
Child & Family Services
"We are a team committed to family togetherness through safe, stable and nurturing approach encouraging holistic & Community Wellness"
Child: to promote & provide for the child's need for safety, protection, emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Family: to promote & support family unity & wellness; establish & maintain a positive working rapport with families;
Community: to encourage community involvement; to educate the community about our program; to establish & maintain a positive working rapport with community involvement.
Bigstone Cree Social Services was incorporated on October 9, 1992.
We are governed by a seven person Board of Directors.
The Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act is the legal authority for Bigstone Cree Nation Child and Family services. Staff are trained to incorporate this legislation when working with clientele.
Bigstone Cree Nation Child & Family Services provides services on reserves only.
What are We About?
- How do I become a foster parent?
Contact a Kinship worker and request a kinship package.
- Do I need to be Treaty to become a foster parent?
This is a myth, you do not have to be treaty or live on reserve to become a kinship/foster parent.
- When children are apprehended, where do they go?
Children are placed into an emergency kinship homes.
- If someone reports me, what happens?
An assessor will go out and investigate the home, he/she will complete and assessment and determine whether the child(ren) are safe and how we can help the family.
- Do you do Child & Youth Information Module (CYIM) checks?
If you are over 18 years old and live on reserve, we can provide a CYIM check.
Our staffing consists of:
- Case Management
- Intake & Assessment Unit
- Kinship/Foster Care
- Family Enhancement