This is a family-centered program that works in partnership with parents and/or caregivers to provide support and prevention strategies to families who have children (0-6 years old). Although the services are directed toward the child, the program provides a variety of support services to the family, which may include peer support, advocacy, parenting skill development, life skills training, and linking the family to community-based activities and services.
Our mandate is to provide support for families with Aboriginal children through:
- Fostering and nurturing a safe and healthy family environment between families and community services;
- Empowering families to become active participants in the community;
- Learning, growing and strengthening our families, our team and our community.
The focus is on prevention and participation is voluntary.
Aboriginal Child and Family Support Services (ACFSS) is run by a committee of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations that provide various programs for Aboriginal children 0 to 6 years old. This program is fully funded by the Ministry for Children and Families.