• 27
    June
    2017

    Disability Research Project Gets Underway

    As announced in a blog post last month, SFNFCI has partnered with Agency Chiefs Child and Family Services (ACCFS) and Meadow Lake Tribal Council CFS (MLTCCFS) on a new Disability Research Partnership. Planning meetings with SFNFCI research staff and agency executive directors Treena Wynes (ACCFS) a...

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  • 14
    June
    2017

    SFNFCI Launches OH&S Program

      The Institute has been steadily growing over the last few years, and as the number of staff and utilization of our classroom space increase, we’ve decided to develop and implement an Occupational Health and Safety Program. As a First Nations business operating on-reserve, this decision was ma...

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  • 24
    May
    2017

    New Disability Project Begins!

    We are excited to report that we are launching a new disability project! The Athabasca Community Research Partnership was successfully concluded this past March , and a grant through the Disabilities Initiative  of INAC is allowing us to continue work in this area. The new project is a partnershi...

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  • 30
    March
    2017

    ATHABASCA COMMUNITY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP COMES TO A CLOSE

      Black Lake Family Conference    March 23, 2017   March has been a busy month for the Athabasca Community Research Partnership!  Recent blog posts have covered many of the details of the Parent Workshops, Professional Training, and Family Conferences that have taken place. A version of...

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  • 30
    March
    2017

    DISABILITY TRAINING FOR ATHABASCA PROFESSIONALS

    As mentioned in a previous blog post, a two-day professional training took place in Stony Rapids on March 7th and 8th. Professionals from all three ADCFS offices (Fond du Lac, Black Lake, Hatchet Lake) joined colleagues from the ADCFS Group Home and teachers from the Father Porte Memorial Denesulin...

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  • 24
    February
    2017

    Sharing Research Results at the Fond du Lac Family Conference

    The last two months of the Athabasca Community Research Partnership are dedicated to sharing project results and responding to the needs voiced by participants. From February 10th - 12th  the annual Family Conference was held at the Community Hall in Fond du Lac.  Over 250 community members parti...

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  • 31
    January
    2017

    Responding to the needs: Suicide and Self-harm February Training

    Suicide and self-harm in First Nations communities is a very sad experience.  Those we work with have been discussing ways to prevent and support client’s, families and communities as they deal with self-harm and suicide. The SFNFCI realizes that awareness and training are one way to assist the ...

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  • 31
    January
    2017

    Case Management Systems Presentation: Building Blocks to Success

    SFNFCI hosted a member meeting on Jan. 18, 2017 in Saskatoon on Case Management Systems.  Twelve agencies and one group home attended the session to learn more about information management and case management.  The 55 people in attendance includes staff from finance, technical, front line, prevent...

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  • 27
    January
    2017

    Hatchet Lake: Last Stop on Data Collection Tour of Athabasca

    The community-based project on special needs - the Athabasca Community Research Partnership, is nearing completion.  This past month, researcher Raissa Graumans travelled to Wollaston Lake to meet with families, professionals and community members of the Hatchet Lake First Nation.         ...

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  • 09
    December
    2016

    Art as a tool to engage clients

    The SFNFCI hosted a one day Art Therapy session on Nov. 30, 2016 for 24 Child & Family Services  Prevention staff.  The day long workshop included training from two art therapist: Felicitas Drobig and David Baudemont and traditional beading by Elder Maria Linklater.  Each participant received a ...

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