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Child and Family Services
Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services Inc.

91 23rd St W
Battleford, SK
S0M 0E0
P.O. Box 1270



Our Vision

Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services believes that each individual has dignity and worth in the eyes of the Creator.

Mission Statement

The mission of Kanaweyimik Child and Family Services is to protect children and to aid in their healing and the strengthening of families through the provision of holistic, culturally relevant services that respect the heritage, values, ceremonies, and traditions of our member communities.

Vision Statement

To empower individuals, families and member communities to sustain an environment of safety and well-being for their children, to develop physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, utilizing their culture, beliefs and traditional practices.


    • To support the Elders Council in their role with children, youth and families;


    • To design and deliver quality services that build strong families and communities;


    • To provide healing, protection and prevention services;


    • To support First Nations cultural traditions, practices and ceremonies as they form a solid foundation towards building strong children, youth and families;


    • To aid children in a dignified and respectful manner, as they are gifts from the Creator;


    • To ensure that children and their families have the opportunity to exercise their rights and responsibilities to participate in the decisions and actions that affect their lives;


    • To develop a safe environment for children within their home in order to prevent the out-of-home placement of children;


    • To provide and coordinate family safety, stability, independence and unity;


    • To promote the personal, social and spiritual development of families from the member communities.

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Kanaweyimik Child and Family Services Inc. currently provide statutory and support services to the following four member communities:

    • Moosomin First Nation Pop. 1512


    • Saulteaux First Nation Pop. 1158


    • Sweetgrass First Nation Pop. 1673


    • Mosquito First Nation Pop. 1243



Kanaweyimik Child and Family Services

According to Elder Norman Sunchild, the Cree name "Kanaweyimik" has its origin in two meanings or messages that pertain to the care of children:

To the parents - "take care of your children";

To the children - "ask their parents to take care of them".