WHAT DO YOU DO?
What do you do?
NIȽ/TU,O is a First Nations Social Services agency that strives to support, protect and advocate for children and their families, in a culturally relevant approach. Our goals are to provide voluntary programs and services, while offering resources, safety and support to the community. We want to build trusting relationships with Communities, while having a hand in strengthening the community as a whole.
DO YOU TAKE CHILDREN AWAY?
No. We are not the same as the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
WHAT IS LEVEL 13- C4 GUARDIANSHIP?
Level 13 - C4 Guardianship refer to classifications under the Aboriginal Operational Practice Standards and Indicators, as well as levels of delegation in the Aboriginal Delegation Matrix. The areas of responsibility in C4 Guardianship include:
- guardianship of children in the continuing custody of the Director
- developing, monitoring and reviewing comprehensive plans of care for children in care
- legal documentation
- permanency planning for children in care
- preparing youth to transition for independence
- reportable circumstances
- ongoing monitoring of a child's well-being while in care, and
- quality care reviews
WHO DOES NIȽ/TU,O SERVICE?
We provide services to people living in one of the 6 Nations including:
- Beecher Bay
Members must be residing on traditional territory. People must also be a family who have children in care, working towards custody return, or caring for children in care.
HOW DO I BEGIN SERVICES WITH NIȽ/TU,O?
Beginning services with NIȽ/TU,O is as easy as picking up the phone, and giving us a call.
TOLL FREE: 1-888-744-1422
You can find our contact information here, or send us a message through email. We would love to hear from you.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AN ORGANIZATION?
In 1994/95, representatives of Five First Nations' Beecher Bay, Pauquachin, Songhees, Tsartlip, and Tsawout met to start the long process of restoring authority and responsibility for caring for our children.
The First Nations, Federal and Provincial Governments, worked as a tripartite working group to begin the transfer of authority for child and Family Services to the agency incorporated in 1997. The occasion was marked by the Member Nations signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Provincial Director of the Ministry for Children & Families.
By the end of 1999 social workers were hired and preparation was underway for Level 12 Delegation.
DOES NIȽ/TU,O HAVE RESOURCES TO SPONSOR OR DONATE TO EVENTS?
For all inquiries regarding donations or sponsorship requests, a letter of request must be submitted to the Executive Director.
WHAT JOB OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
For a listing of our current employment opportunities, please see our job postings here.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
NIȽ/TU,O Child and Family Services
1-2475 Mt. Newton X Rd.
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