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Vision Statement

We have a vision of healthy and vibrant First Nations communities, families, and individuals who work together to nurture, love and respect their children.

Our families and communities will provide an environment where children are safe and protected, where there is a circle of care around every child.

Our families and communities will live daily according to the teachings of the Medicine Wheel. This will be seen daily in the respect we show for each other to ourselves, and in our acceptance of responsibility, authority, and accountability where there is forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration for others as we strive to live balanced lives in relationship with the Creator.

The agency is seen as an extension of the kinship systems in our communities. We focus on prevention and support, and incorporate traditional values and teachings in our child protection and preservation practices. Everywhere – elders, leaders, grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, husbands, and wives – will be advocates for children and families.


  • To work together with the First Nations people served by WRCFS to provide culturally appropriate services.

  • To include the extended family in decisions affecting their family members.

  • To have the agency act as a resource to the kinship system of the families and communities.

  • To empower our people, our families and our communities by sharing with them the responsibility, authority, and accountability for the protection of their children and families.

  • To recognize the child’s and the family’s right to belong to a First Nations community and to respect this right in all decision making.

  • To use a holistic approach in protecting children, which includes protection of the family and the community, and which recognizes healing of self is connected to the healing of family and the healing of the community.

  • To recognize our unique responsibility to ensure the preservation, integration, and growth of the First Nations culture in all services.

  • To recognize the uniqueness of each First Nation and to jointly develop community and standards that incorporate community cultures.