Buffalo Spirit – Kichi’ ‛inendamowin: Respect
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Family Wellness Unit

Family Wellness Services

At Sagkeeng Child and Family Services we support and empower our families and community. Services we provide include workshops in traditional skills that are powerful anchors to our culture. Some of those teachings have been recorded in videos.

In addition we help parents identify their strengths and build upon those skills. They can access resources they need to better care for their children such as:

  • in-home supports
  • parenting programs
  • adolescent supports
  • individual and family counselling
  • life skills training
  • family mediation
  • youth programs
  • healing and cultural teachings
  • elder services
  • family recreation
  • mentoring
  • advocacy
  • and family support.

The Family Wellness Program provides services for individual families that begins with a voluntary assessment.

The Family Wellness Program also develops programs, workshops, and activities that are open to all community members and work collaborative with other community organizations.

To see upcoming Family Wellness events and programs click here.

Family Camping Adventure

Capture Your Surroundings Photography Contest

Back To School BBQ – August 27th

Back To School BBQ – August 29th

Youth Life Skills Week

Sagkeeng Youth Wellness Gathering

Ojibwe Classes – September 12th

Ojibwe Classes – September 19th

Ojibwe Classes – September 26th

Ojibwe Classes – October 3rd

Ojibwe Classes – October 10th

Ojibwe Classes – October 17th

Ojibwe Classes – October 31st

Ojibwe Classes – November 7th

Ojibwe Classes – November 14th

Ojibwe Classes – November 21st

Ojibwe Classes – December 5th

Ojibwe Classes – December 12th

Program and Services

Family Wellness Unit offer the following for both the Sagkeeng and Winnipeg Offices:


  • Budgeting
  • Transportation – out of community shopping


  • Domestic Violence
  • Traditional Parenting
  • Healthy Choices
  • Mentoring Program
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management/Anti-aggression
  • Youth
  • Life Skills
  • Advocacy

Community Engagement

The Family Wellness Unit strives to break down the barriers and strengthen relationships between Child & Family Services and members of the Sagkeeng Community.

The following Family Wellness Initiatives have been undertaken:

  • Winter outerwear donations for both schools in Community (jackets, mitts, toques)
  • Back to School BBQ
  • Back to school backpacks with supplies
  • Hygiene packs

Family Wellness Unit also contributes to the following:

  • Various community events
  • Merchandise bingo fundraisers, (i.e. high school graduation/Jr. High Christmas Bingo)
  • Youth/We Day
  • Off-reserve Member Christmas Feast
  • Annual Pow Wow Celebration
  • Christmas food hampers

The Family Wellness Program consists of:

  • 1 Supervisor
  • 1 Prevention Administrative Assistant
  • 2 Prevention Workers
  • 2 Prevention Service Facilitators

The Family Wellness program is a short term family focused program that assists families in crisis by providing support services to prevent children from coming into agency care.

The program is voluntary and strength based, which provides a range of prevention and early intervention services that includes but not limited to:

  • Case planning that builds on identified strengths and needs
  • Strengthens healthy family dynamics,
  • Reduces risk factors in order to prevent family disruption


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    Our Language, Our Selves

    Positive Anicinabe Parenting

    Traditional Wild Rice Harvesting

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