Community-based foster placements program was initiated by Southeast Child and Family Services in response to reducing the number of children from southeast affiliated communities who were in care and were being placed in Winnipeg due to the lack of placements in their own communities. This program aims to have children remain in their home communities while in care.
This also allows community members the opportunity to develop and/or support their skills to provide care in these homes. Most importantly, community-based homes allow for community connection, ongoing relationships with their immediate and extended family, retention of language, culture, and practices and the child is less traumatized by their care in the child welfare system
North Regional Care Manager