Art Contest 1st place

July, Age 14



Lough Barnes Consulting Group

Formal Customary Care
Process Guide Project

In December 2011 the Ministry of Children and Youth Services commissioned the development of a Formal Customary Care Process Guide. The Guide was informed from province-wide discussions and consultations that sought to answer one primary question:

What do you need to know in order to make Customary Care the placement of choice for First Nation children who are believed to be in need of protection and in need of placement with alternative caregivers?” 

For many First Nation children, Formal Customary Care is a more culturally supportive placement alternative that offers more life-long opportunities to develop a sense of purpose, belonging and cultural pride than can be realized in foster care and kinship care.

Orientation sessions were held between November 2012 and April 2013 across the province.

One-day training sessions were held in 18 locations across the province between June 2013 and February 2014.

Formal Customary Care Webinar:

If you missed the half-day information sessions and the one-day training session on Formal Customary Care this webinar is for you! The Webinar is available on the Resources menu or you can click here.