SFNFCI Engagement Project to Inform Child Welfare Reform 2017

Donna Heimbecker of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation is the Saskatchewan First Nations Child Welfare Engagement Project Coordinator.


Frequently Asked Questions & How To Participate

To learn about the purpose of the First Nations Community Research Engagement project to help inform Child Welfare Reform watch the 1 minute video below with Traditional Knowledge Keeper Joseph Naytowhow or click ~FAQ Sheet~

Traditional Knowledge Keeper Joseph Naytowhow explains the purpose of the research project in this short video.  To watch the video click the image below:  (~1 min view time)







Your VOICE MATTERS - Deadline to be heard June 2, 2017!

The survey questions have been developed based on culture and the four functions of child welfare systems.  To learn more about these functions before completing a survey watch the short 3 minute video below by clicking the link.

Traditional Knowledge Keeper Joseph Naytowhow explains the four functions of child welfare and the importance of a cultural foundation in this short video.  To watch the video click the image below:  (~3 min view time)







Thank you for your participation.  Your voice has been heard.  The data collection period for child welfare system transformation in Saskatchewan is complete.  To hear the priorities for action click the video below:

Voices For Reform Research Findings & Thank You Video.  To watch the findings video click the link below:  (~6 min view time)







To read the Voices For Reform Report click the image:







For more information please contact Donna Heimbecker at Donna@sfnfci.ca or at 306-881-4417

Key Dates 2017

To see the May 2017 Calendar of Community Research Engagement Activities click ~May Community Engagement Activities~ updated May 26, 2017

Project Advisory Committee

The members of the Child Welfare Reform Project Advisory Committee include:

Elder Ernestine Starr of Starblanket First Nation & SFNFCI Elder, Treena Wynes Agency Chiefs CFS, Marlene Bugler Kanaweyimik CFS, Derald Dubois Touchwood CFS, Vera Sayese Peter Ballantyne CFS, Dexter Kinequon La Ronge CFS, Raymond Shingoose Yorkton Tribal Council CFS, Lionel Bird Montreal Lake CFS, Lois Isnana QBOW CFS, Marcel St.Onge Ministry of Social Services, Mark Ziolkowski Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Warren Seeseequasis Federation of Sovereign Indian Nations, Shelley Thomas Prokop SFNFCI and Tischa Mason SFNFCI.

Project Advisory Committee Meeting Dates:

  • March 29, 2017                  SFNFCI           10-3pm -completed
  • April 12, 2017                     SFNFCI           10-3pm -completed
  • April 26, 2017                     SFNFCI           10-3pm -completed
  • May 10, 2017                      SFNFCI           10-3pm -completed
  • May 30, 2017                      SFNFCI           10-3pm -email update
  • *June 15, 2017                    SFNFCI           1:00pm-3:30pm
  • June 27, 2017                      SFNFCI           10-3pm -email update
  • July 11, 2017                        SFNFCI           10-3pm -completed
  • July 26, 2017                        SFNFCI           10-3pm -completed


Terms of Reference

To view the project advisory committee terms of reference please click here


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