Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Delegated Aboriginal Agency (DAA)?
A DAA is an agency that has received the authority from the Provincial Director of Child Welfare through a delegation agreement to undertake administration of all or parts of the Child, Family and Community Service Act. NITLU,O has a C4 delegation agreement that allows it to offer voluntary and guardianship services and to recruit, train and support family home caregivers.
How long has NILTU,O been an agency?
NITLU,O celebrated 20 years of service to our communities in 2017.
Who is in charge at NILTU,O?
NILTU,O is legally a society and operates under the rules of the SOCIETIES ACT. This means that the agency is guided by a Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors is made up of the Chiefs (or their appointed alternates) of the seven Nations that we serve. The Board of Directors are responsible for hiring the agency’s Executive Director (ED) and approving the policies, mission statements and budgets of the agency. The ED is accountable to the board for overseeing the day to day operations of the agency and hiring the staff (managers, administration staff, social workers and family support workers) who deliver our services.
Does NILTU,O do child protection investigations?
No. At this time NILTU,O does not conduct child protection investigations. Reports of child abuse/neglect regarding parents living in the communities we serve are followed up on by social workers from the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
When will NILTU,O start doing child protection work in the communities?
NILTU,O is in the process of getting our C6 delegation which will allow us to take over the child protection work in the communities. We are actively seeking Band Council Resolutions (BCR’s) from the local band councils of the Nations we serve so that we can move forward with obtaining C6 delegation from the Province of B.C.
How can I find out about NILTU,O workshops or groups being held in my community?
Please check out our website calendar by clicking on the “Calendar” button on our home page.
Is the information I share with NILTU,O confidential?
Yes. All information shared by a client with their Social Worker or Family Support Worker is held confidential and cannot be shared without the written permission of the client. The only exception to this policy is if a client shares information that indicates that they may be a danger to themselves or to others or that a child may be in need of protection.
I don’t see the question that I had listed in this section; what do I do?
Call us. We will be happy to direct you to the right person to provide you with the information that you are looking for.