• 29
    March
    2018

    Sask Jordan's Principle Information Sessions - Round Two

    The second round of Jordan’s Principle information sessions had taken place March 20th, March 21st and 22nd.  The first stop in round two was North Battleford on March 20th at the Western Development Museum.  Although it was a smaller group it provided an opportunity to have informal discussions...

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  • 26
    February
    2018

    First Nations Group Home Core Training at Big River Youth Lodge!

    In partnership with the SFNFCI's Disability Research Project, Agency Chiefs Child and Family Service (ACCFS) Agency's two group homes - Asikwanehk Youth Lodge and the Pelican Lake Youth Lodge staff of 17 successfully completed two courses: Working with Children and Youth with Exceptionalities i...

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  • 26
    February
    2018

    Prevention Core Training - Mental Health First Aid - Adults Working With Youth - Jan. 15 & 16, 2018

    Marlene Mirasty, facilitated the Mental Health First Aid - Adults Working With Youth course with 11 prevention workers from across the province.  This training explores the issue of mental health as it relates to children and youth.  The program teaches workers how to: recognize the signs and s...

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  • 26
    February
    2018

    Prevention Core Training - Facilitating Change - Jan. 17 & 18, 2018

    12 prevention workers from various First Nations Child and Family Service Agencies and organizations across SK successfully completed the Facilitating Change course held in our classroom on Jan. 17 & 18, 2018.  Facilitated by Lisa Sasakamoose, the participants gained the skills and knowledge that w...

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  • 23
    February
    2018

    Board Training for CFS

    Board Training Vetting, January 16 and 17, 2018 SFNFCI worked through the spring and summer of 2017 to create a customized Board Training curriculum for CFS agencies. As a follow-up to an earlier vetting session in November, board representatives from CFS agencies gathered in Saskatoon on January 1...

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  • 01
    September
    2017

    Prevention Core Training - 11 Modules

    SFNFCI is pleased to be hosting Prevention Core Training. 22 days of training, 11 modules  offered starting September 2017 through March 2018. The training goals are:                                                                  ...

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  • 04
    July
    2017

    Job Description Toolkit Development

    Discussions on Developing a Job Description Toolkit Seventeen Finance and Human Resource Child and Family Services Agency workers from 10 different agencies and group homes met on June 28, 2017 to review and discuss a toolkit for creating an effective Job Description. The day was opened with a pra...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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