Mission Statement: "Building Helping Communities"
Value Statement: We value and promote the holistic knowledge and practices that support First Nations to love, respect and nurture First Nations children, young people, families, communities and Nations.
Activities: First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada is a charitable non- profit organization that shares knowledge and stimulates action in Aboriginal child welfare at a national level. The prime objective of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society is to support First Nations Child and Family Service Agencies by providing culturally relevant research, professional development and policy services.
FNCFCS activities range from working with communities to celebrate their best practices in child welfare & promote indigenous knowledge through our on line journal (The First Peoples Child and Family Review) to the development and implementation of national policy solutions affecting First Nations children and youth such as the child first solution to resolving jurisdictional disputes known as Jordan’s Principle. FNCFCS also supports Aboriginal communities by expanding access to voluntary sector services through our Caring Across the Boundaries program.
FNCFCS fundamentally believes that communities are their own best experts and as a national organization our best service lies in providing the widest range of information and resources possible for communities to draw from to implement their own best solutions. Community feedback coupled with data from our website indicating over 1 million hits this past year seem to indicate that we are doing well in responding to community information needs.