Nurture
the Child

MISSION

Shawenim Abinoojii Inc. shares the sacred duty to love, protect and nurture the children in its care by meeting the needs of First Nation children and their families.

Background

Shawenim Abinoojii Inc. offers exclusive specialized therapeutic home placement options (on- and off-reserve) and support worker services to Southeast Child and Family Services.

Cultural Statement

Shawenim Abinoojii recognizes and respects the importance of unique cultural identities of the children, families, and communities of the Southeast Tribal region.  Shawenim Abinoojii supports building strong culturally appropriate and respectful family and home-like environments for children who may not otherwise experience such opportunities.

The term “culturally-appropriate” reflects shared ancestry, history and identity.

PRINCIPLES

Prevention

Shawenim Abinoojii will focus on reducing the risks to children and youth by providing strong supports for the children, families, and communities. The objective is to prevent their ongoing need for care, and provide transition and development for a quality and positive child care that promotes health development of the children, and supports the social, economic and labour market participation of parents and community members.

First Nations Approach

Shawenim Abinoojii focuses on providing culturally appropriate and culturally sensitive services to promote the pride in identify of the children, family, and community.

Intervention and Support

Shawenim Abinoojii provides highly skilled staff to intervene in crisis situations and offer preventative services to families at risk to prevent children from entering care and, whenever possible, reducing the need for long-term and ongoing care.

Commitment

Shawenim Abinoojii will provide the highest quality of trained staff who are committed to enhance the lives of the children in their care.

Teamwork

Shawenim Abinoojii embraces a collaborative approach with children, family, community, and agency to meet the goals of the children, youth, and families.

Accountability

Shawenim Abinoojii is accountable and transparent in all aspects of its service delivery.