Our Children, Our Future, Our Promise
Protecting the best interests of our children and enhancing the well-being of families.
- Respect - we honor and respect our children, 13 member First Nations, our care givers, our Board members, and each other with dignity and honor
- Honesty - we are honest and fair in all our deliberations, decisions and actions
- Accountability - we act in good faith in the best interest of our children and support our First Nation communities by a dedicated and professional staff
- Integrity - we are committed to work together to achieve our vision and maintain our Oath of Confidentiality
The Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services Inc. Administration is mandated to provide appropriate preventative and protective child and family services to the members of the thirteen member First Nations (Ocean Man First Nation, Kahkewistahaw First Nation, Cote First Nation, Keeseekoose First Nation, Key First Nation, Sakimay First Nation, Cowessess First Nation, Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation, White Bear First Nation, Ochapowace First Nation, Peepeekisis Cree Nation, Star Blanket Cree Nation, and Little Black Bear's Band) pursuant to, and consistent with, the provisions of the FSIN Child Welfare and Family Support Act and the Saskatchewan Child Welfare Act.
The philosophy of the YTCCFS Inc. is to provide support strengthening the unity of children and families living within the Treaty 4 territory, by providing culturally appropriate and community-based services and programs.
Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services Inc. takes the position that First Nations have Treaties that are legally binding and create a special trust and fiduciary relationship for First Nations' people, which reflect and protect First Nations' authority and rights to provide members control.
The Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services is accountable to the YTCCFS Inc. Board of Directors, the Yorkton Tribal Council, File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council, South East Treaty 4 Tribal Council, their Member First Nations and the unaffiliated First Nations for the services provided in their communities.
The programs available through YTCCFS Inc. shall recognize community involvement and First Nations' cultural values, and shall be delivered in line with First Nations' standards and programs within the context of the FSIN Indian Child Welfare and Family Support Act.
Services are made available to the First Nation children and families of the member First Nations.