A MESSAGE FROM KENN RICHARD,
Welcome to Native Child and Family Services of Toronto’s website. We are proud of our work and want to share it with those interested in the good and welfare of Native children.
More importantly we hope this site will go beyond this pride and will serve to add, in a small way, to the body of knowledge forming around "best practices" to Native families, particularly those living in urban communities. At NCFST we try to provide culture-based services and these may not reflect the same approaches of more mainstream systems. We trust this site will give people a chance to reflect on alternative approaches to child welfare and will demonstrate that there are indeed many paths to the same place.
As you move through this site it will be clear that we are more than the sum of our parts. Our services speak to the stages of life, all with a strong focus on the children, all with a strong cultural dimension, and all under the direct control of the Native community itself.
So please have a look. Learn from us if you can and teach what you know by e-mailing my office at email@example.com