Strategic Plan

  • The Board of the Shawenim Abinoojii would like to present our 2021 - 2024 Strategic Plan. As we have grown, we have been committed to building a solid foundation, and our work continues to evolve to meet the needs of our children, families, and communities.

    We are excited about our organization's capacity and determination to drive positive and measurable impact and change the course for generations to come.

    We have taken the time to examine our core and establish our strategic directions through the planning process. It has helped us set ambitious goals for growth, organizational effectiveness, financial accountability, and how to operate more fully and equitably where needed.

    We appreciate those who have contributed to this plan's development and all who will work collaboratively to focus on our Mission and attain our Vision and the Goals outlined within.
    SAI Board of Directors

    Shawenim Abinoojii Inc. 2021-2024 Strategic Plan

  • Through continued strength, stability, and sustainability in governance, administration, and financial resources, we will invest in our capacity to be trusted and effective in supporting our children, families, and communities.

    Goal 1
    Strengthen the resources and training for our board and staff to enable systemic change while ensuring those doing and leading the work are reflective of our communities.

    Goal 2
    Improve policy, practices, and organizational capacity to instill the highest level of financial accountability and reporting at all levels of our organization.

    Goal 3
    Develop and maintain the highest standard of communication and communication strategies for greater accountability, awareness, and presence.

  • We will deliver culturally appropriate programs and services to benefit our children, families, and 
    communities equitably and inclusively.

    Goal 1
    Maintain and develop programs and services that guarantee we meet the needs of those we serve.

    Goal 2
    Strengthen and develop policies, procedures, and systems that make our programs and services easier to access and use. Manage, align, and invest in assets to meet the needs of our children, families and communities.

    Goal 3
    Manage, align, and invest in assets to meet the need of our childeren, families and communities.

  • We cannot do this alone. We must work in partnership to achieve sustained opportunities and 
    improvements with and for the communities we serve.

    Goal 1
    Establish and utilize the gifts of our communities and elders to enhance the work that we do. 

    Goal 2
    Strengthen our existing partnership to align with our agreements and protocols and increase our internal external supports.

    Goal 3
    Partner with community-based organizations or service providers that complement our organization and bridge the gaps op>f our programs and services. 



  • The Reunification Team provide placement services for families working toward reunification and independence from the child welfare system. The goal of this program is to support families as they make important decisions for healing and wellness.
  • The Community Specialized Homes team provide placement services for children residing on-reserve. The goal of this program is to promote family and community connectedness, positive self-identity, and retention of culture.
  • The Wellness Team includes SAI employees in various roles whose work includes initiatives, resources, and projects at supporting wholistic wellness for children, families, caregivers, and staff. The SAI Wellness Program goals and objectives is to support the overall health and wellbeing of children, youth, families, caregivers, and communities that SAI serves.
  • The Therapeutic Foster Care provides placement services for children and young people for whom good homes are hard to find. The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for healing and support young people in their path toward independence.
  • Memengoo is the Anishinaabe word for butterfly. Butterfly survives a metamorphosis through cycles of nurturance and protection, supporting their ability to develop skills and strength, resulting in the ability to spread their wings and fly. This program is designed to support youth as they transition into adulthood, nurturing their special gifts and talents while supporting them to learn life skills.”
  • Support Worker Program’s (“SWP”) mission is to provide coordinated support services to First Nation children, youth and families. SWP continues to promote cultural and recreational programs that empower and enhance the lives of First Nation children, youth and families.
  • Shawenim Abinoojii Education Programs are created to provide alternative educational programming for the children and youth affiliated with Shawenim Abinoojii, serving the Southeast Region communities. Our programs provide social, cultural and academic support in a safe and nurturing environment.
Reunification Homes On-reserve and Off-reserve Placement Service for children, youth and parents. • Honour parent-child relationship through providing safer opportunities to reside together with support. • Provide case management services utilizing the Signs of Safety for the purpose of promoting case plan progress • Aid families in recognizing and building their personal support networks through community and family resources • Prepare families for long-term independence from the child welfare system

Contact Information

Main Office 1386 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R2W 3V1 1-204-949-9407

Sub-office 650 Dufferin Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 2Z2 1-844-870-0099