adult & family services

our social workers provide services to adults & families one-on-one, as well as within group or community activities & programs | we encourage you to connect with any of them to know more about these supports or activities

 

connectionsfamily connections: supportive services to strengthen parents & caregivers to build strong families | build on existing strengths & develop new skills through workshops, support groups & mentorship | access to one-on-one supports for safety planning, advocacy, transitional plans for youth in care, court supports, genealogies, & cultural plans for children & youth adopted into non-Métis families
  • location: on site at imfcss, out in the community, or at your home
  • participation: Métis families are referred by MCFD or may self-refer to access these services
  • important information: these services are open to Métis families who are involved with MCFD or who have proactively self-identified a need for support, mentorship & skill-building

 

family visitation: supported family visits are for parents & extended family to spend time with their children if their children are in the care of the ministry | we work with families & the social workers at MCFD to make arrangements & support families during the visits
  • date: wednesdays
  • time: 10:30-5:30 – (break between 1:00-3:00) start time & duration is determined on an individual basis
  • location: imfcss community room
  • participation: referral only (ask your MCFD social worker)
  • important information: healthy meals & snacks are provided – no outside food or drinks, please

 

cooking up success | community kitchen: build on your cooking skills, learn new recipes, take home meals for your family | learn about food as medicine, growing your own food & harvesting from sa yawin (nature) | develop new friendships & be part of a community!
  • Fall 2016 dates: september 16 | october 14 | more dates tba!
  • time: 8:30-1:30
  • location: imfcss community room & kitchen
  • participation: space is limited – registration is required; if you would like to participate, please contact our office
  • important information: lunch will be served to participants; the food cooked together will be divided amongst participants for take home

the national aboriginal health organization (naho) Métis cookbook & healthy living guide is out of print but is available for pdf download


 

seasons of cultureseasons of culture | family-oriented cultural teachings & activities to coincide with each of the four seasons
2016 dates:
  • l’ivayr | winter: mar 4, 2:30-4:30
  • li praentaan | spring: may 20, 2:00-4:00
  • l’itii | summer: august 23, 2:00-4:00
  • latonn | fall: november 10, 2:00-4:00
  • location: imfcss community room
  • participation: registration not required, but RSVP is appreciated; if you would like to participate, please contact our office
  • important information: all materials for the cultural activities will be supplied | a healthy snack will be served – no outside food or drinks, please

 


lifeskillsLife Skills: Strengthen your human Skills | learn communication, decision-making, problem-solving & social skills | build your self-esteem; manage depression, anxiety & learn how to promote mental wellness | build safe, healthy relationships | learn to self-reflect & recognize patterns in behaviour | get organized & set realistic, achievable goals.  Build practical skills: come in for resume work & supported job search | strengthen your study skills | learn to budget, meal plan & make healthy choices | get help with PWD & social housing forms | learn basic computer skills & learn about online safety
  • location: on site at imfcss, out in the community, or at your home
  • participation: Métis families are referred by MCFD or may self-refer to access these services
  • important information: these services are open to Métis families who are involved with MCFD or who have proactively self-identified a need for support, mentorship & skill-building
genealogy

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