Tribal Chief Child and Family Services East Society - Profile
Tribal Chief Child and Family Services East Society is the mandated delegated agency that has delivered statutory child and family prevention and intervention services to the Kehewin Cree Nation (population 2030) and the Frog Lake First Nation (population 3171) since June 24, 1996. The main office of the TCCFS East Society is located on the Kehewin Cree Nation, and our Frog Lake sub-office has moved to the Morning Sky Wellness Centre. TCCFS East Society currently employs 19 staff, 12 child intervention/protection and 7 management/administrative employees with the required credentials and experience to deliver the vision and mandate of the Society and works diligently towards the achievement of the specified goals and objectives within its current funding and services agreements.
Tribal Chief Child and Family Services (East) Society has been moving forward with the objectives and vision of the Kehewin and Frog Lake communities with direction from the Board of Directors as indicated through community consultation and Tribal Chiefs Elders Advisory Group. The commitment of the Tribal Chief Child and Family Services (East) Society is to ensure that all member children have contact and meaningful involvement with their community of origin and that they maintain their cultural and family connections.
Tribal Chief Child and Family Services (East) Society strives to ensure that all member children who may come to be in need of Intervention or Family Enhancement services, be returned to their families of origin and their home communities at the earliest time possible, while following the requirements of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and active participation by all involved family and community resources.
Tribal Chief Child and Family Services (East) Society is also committed to making decisions that are founded on working with the strengths of the family and utilizing the least disruptive measures possible before taking children into care. These least disruptive measures and services include Family Enhancement services/agreements and developing a plan that the family can follow to build on strengths and address issues of concern in a positive and supported home environment, keeping children in the home and ensuring child safety.