Phone: (780) 524-5978
Phone: (780) 524-5978
Phone: (780) 532-3009
A tri-partite agreement was signed by the Federal Government,
Provincial Government and Western Cree Tribal Council in 2000 and
officially became operational in 2001.
The Tribal Council consists of Duncan’s First Nation, Horse Lake First
Nation and Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. The program oversees all Child
Welfare Inquiries for the three Nations. The Child Youth & Family
Enhancement Board is established with members appointed by the
Chiefs from all three Nations.
Working together to enhance the ability of families and communities to
develop nurturing and safe environments for children, youth and
“Strong children, youth, families & communities.”
Continue to value, nurture, love, support and preserve their children,
youth, families and communities by enduring relationships, healthy
families and safe communities. Inspire children, youth, family and
communities to enhance/gain sense of belonging, sense of stability,
and self respect. Promoting healthy communities for children, youth and
Mandate & Description of Program:
The mandate of Western Cree Child, Youth & Family Enhancement
Program is based on the agreements and memorandum of
understanding that WCTC and the member First Nations have with the
province of Alberta. This is all subject to the funding agreement with
INAC. The authority of WCTC Child, Youth and Family Enhancement
arises from the Three WCTC member First Nation’s Band Council
Resolutions and the delegation to the entity, which operates the CYFS
program. The goal of the CYFS program is to assist the WCTC Member
First Nation communities in providing culturally sensitive child and
family services to families in need.
Specific Services Available:
• Parent education
• Parent aide
• 24 hour response
• Child protection
• Out of home placement services (place of safety, alternative care,
person of sufficient interest, family support home).
Program criteria including age group served:
When families are unable to fully carry out their responsibilities, the
program provides protection and well being of children.
Foster Homes Are Urgently Required!
The need for foster homes is very high in all three Nations. If you
are interested in becoming a foster parent. Please contact:
Foster Care Worker
Foster Care training is available. The training will be at various locations.
We need your assistance to keep our children in our communities!
Information provided courtesy of Western Cree Tribal Council (WCTC).
For more information on the programs and services offered by WCTC