Historic partnership hopes to provide better support services for Indigenous families in Calgary – Calgary Journal

December 6, 2022

In late October, Closer to Home Community Services and Siksika Nation signed a historic agreement — a first-of-its-kind memorandum of understanding that both groups hope provides better support services for Indigenous families in Calgary.

“We are excited and humbled to be partners in this journey,” said Karen Olivier, chief executive officer of Closer to Home, in a joint news release.

The partnership flows from federal legislation passed in 2019 that affirmed Indigenous communities’ jurisdiction in child and family services.

Closer to Home supports families with an approach grounded in the Teaching Family Model – an evidence-based, trauma-informed process equipping families with tools to support themselves and their children early on.

Read More: https://calgaryjournal.ca/2022/12/06/historic-partnership-hopes-to-provide-better-support-services-for-indigenous-families-in-calgary/

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