Welcome to Southeast Child and Family Services

Southeast Child and Family Services has been providing child welfare services to the First Nation communities of Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Hollow Water, Black River, Bloodvein, Berens River, Little Grand Rapids, Pauingassi, Poplar River and Buffalo Point since 1982. In 2005, SECFS then assumed responsibility for the children and families from these communities who resided off their communities within the Province of Manitoba. Note, that since 2008, Buffalo Point First Nation has been served by Animikii Osozon Child and Family Services through a service sub-agreement.

SECFS continues to implement initiatives to empower the communities to re-establish the Anishinaabe family and child care system that is based in the values, customs, and traditions of the communities served by SECFS. The Agency commits to work in partnership with the First Nations leadership to advocate for systemic changes that will enable the services to focus on family preservation, family reunification, customary and kinship care, healing of the communities, and revitalizing the structures that existed prior to the mainstream child welfare system was imposed.

On December 18, 2015, at the offices of the Southern First Nations Network of Care, the Chief Executive Officer, Bobbi Pampana, and Administrator, Issie Frost, lifted the Order of Administration for Southeast Child and Family Services. Lifting the order restored the governance of the Agency to a board of directors, after being under the administration of the SFNNC since 2008.