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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



A Description of On-going Activities

Cultural Activities

The Elders Council continues to participate in feasts, sweat lodges and sun dances on behalf of Kanaweyimik. The purpose of their involvement is to ask the Creator to guide the staff, the committees and board in working to ensure the safety of children.

Clients are guided and assisted by the Elders when they request involvement in sweats and other ceremonies. This provides opportunities for Kanaweyimik to promote traditional practices and re-introduce traditional family systems to our families.

Staff participates in seasonal sweats. This helps with their own personal wellness as the responsibilities in child welfare are extremely difficult and stressful.


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




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".