“Who we are as a people is defined by our Seven Sacred Teachings. If our people are to be healed and get well again they will have to go back to the teachings that were given to them.”
– Dave Courchene, First Nation Elder

Seven Sacred Teachings

Program Services

Designated Intake Agency

  • Intake Services


  • Community Workshops
  • Parenting
  • Life Skills
  • In Home Support


  • Reunification
  • Investigation

Services to Children

  • Temporary
  • Permanent
  • Transitional

Alternative Care

  • Kinship/Guardianship
  • Placement Resource

Cultural Programming

  • Elder Services
  • Land based camps

Resource Support

  • Support Work
  • Driver Support

Human Resources

  • Recruitment/Retention
  • Communication
  • Training

Finance Unit

  • Agency Financial Services

Mission Statement

To ensure children are safe, protected and given opportunities to reach their full potential.

To provide Child & Family Services that promote family wellness.

To encourage community participation and responsibility by providing an integrative teamwork approach through collaborative delivery of services.

    Sagkeeng Child & Family History

    Sagkeeng First Nation established Sagkeeng Child & Family Services in 1978. Sagkeeng was one of the first Indigenous Child & Family Service agencies in Manitoba.

    Sagkeeng Child & Family Services was founded on the beliefs, values and desires of the community with respect to the wellbeing of their children and families.

    Core Values

    Children are sacred gifts and as a community it is our responsibility to ensure their physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs are being met.

    Children and families are the foundation of our community and they have the right to respect, dignity and self-determination. Every child has the right to reach their full potential within their family and community.

    Our work is guided by the following principles and teachings: Honesty, Respect, Humility, Courage, Love, Wisdom, and Truth.

    Communities We Serve

    – Sagkeeng First Nation
    – Winnipeg (Off-Reserve Band Membership)

    The Child and Family Services Act
    Child and Family Services Regulation (16/99)

    The Authorities Act 
    Child and Family Services Authorities Regulation (183/2003)

    Child Abuse Regulation (14/99)

    Foster Home Licensing Regulation (18/99)
    Foster Home Appeals Regulation (185/2003)

    Joint Intake and Emergency Services by Designated Agencies Regulation (186/2003)

    Child and Family Services Foundational Standards Manual

    The Child and Family Services Exploitation and Human Trafficking Act

    Child and Family Services Authority Determination Protocol

    Provincial/Territorial Protocol