Northeast & South Shores of Sturgeon Lake

Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation

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Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation Alberta

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Charline Cardinal
Phone: (780) 524-5978 

Ray Albert
Phone: (780) 524-5978

Justin Mettler
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.

Mission Statement:
Working together to enhance the ability of families and communities to
develop nurturing and safe environments for children, youth and

Vision Statement:
“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:

Kathy Boucher
Foster Care Worker
(780) 532-3009
(780) 524-6704

Foster Care training is available. The training will be at various locations.
We need your assistance to keep our children in our communities!

CYFE Brochure
Information provided courtesy of Western Cree Tribal Council (WCTC).
For more information on the programs and services offered by WCTC
please visit there website
Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation
Treaty 8

Box 757
Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0

Phone: 780-524-3307

Fax: 780-524-2711