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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

Youth Program

The evening youth program continues in each community. The original intent was to provide the children and youths with positive choices for recreation and leisure activities. Feedback from the communities indicates this is not meeting the needs of the youth. Requests for more structured activities such as workshops in areas of conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, peer pressure, self-esteem, affects of alcohol and drug abuse, and gambling addictions from the youth and parents were received.

The youth intervention position has been filled. The worker is part of the prevention program. This worker will work with youth ages 13 to 25 years. The Elders have recommended that priority should be given to this age group as they are the next generation of parents and leaders of our communities. Workshops are being provided in each of the community schools.


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".