2019 Child Protection Program - Part 3 of 4
November 29, 2019
Jointly presented with the Court of Queen’s Bench Judges and the Provincial Court Judges

Northern Manitoba and Rural, Southwestern Manitoba
Child protection case plans commonly include a requirement for parents to attend treatment, education and/or counselling programs. Find out about the resources available to families involved with the child protection system in the North and in rural, Southwestern Manitoba. In addition to providing basic information about the types of addiction, mental health and parenting programs that exist, the presenters share their insights about the difficulties that clients may face in getting access to these limited resources.

Judge Alain Huberdeau, Provincial Court of Manitoba
Spencer Weisensel, Legal Aid Manitoba
Karen Webb, Burgess Law Office

Winnipeg – Family Group Conferencing, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata
The Family Group Conferencing (FGC) program has been very successful in preventing children being taken into care and in reuniting children in care with their parents. This is a voluntary program where parents come together with their close and extended family to develop a care plan for their children, while they access the resources and courses they need to resume parenting of their children. The family receives guidance from the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre throughout the FGC process and continued support after. The presenter discusses the program’s philosophy and its indigenous cultural underpinnings, as well as the “nuts and bolts” such as:

  • Criteria for a family to become an FGC client
  • How referrals can be made
  • The relationship between the FGC program and care plan, the agency and the court

Presenter: Jackie Anderson, Mama Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

CPD hours: 1.25 | EPPM hours: 0.25 | Price: $60.00 + GST = $63.00