NCFST Internal Process
1) Child and Family Well-being Worker
Most issues and concerns are resolved at the Child and Family Well-being Worker level. If the complainant/community member does not wish to discuss concerns with the worker, or if the complainant/community member feels that the worker is not adequately addressing the issues, the complainant/community member is welcome to contact the Supervisor.
2) Supervisor, Child and Family Well-being
The Supervisor shall review the complaint and process with, or meet with the complainant/community member separately, or together with any other persons involved. If there is not resolution, the community member may then request further review of their complaint or concern by the Child and Family Well-being Manager.
3) Manager, Child and Family Well-being
The Manager/Director of Child and Family Well-being will meet in unison with the complainant/community member and involved staff to help facilitate an informal resolution of the difficulty, or may choose to meet independently with the complainant.
If the complaint is regarding the Supervisor, the complaint will go directly to the Child and Family Wellbeing Manager to be reviewed and investigated.
If resolution continues to be unsuccessful following concerted efforts to resolve the concern, the complainant/community member may then request to have an Original Talking Circle.
4) Original Talking Circle (OTC)
An OTC is a culturally-based talking circle that is led by a highly skilled facilitator, with the support of an Elder or Knowledge Keeper to address and develop strategies for family and community issues in a holistic, cultural capacity.
The process would include the Child and Family Well-being worker completing a referral to Holistic Services, with contact information for all parties involved including the identified First Nations, and an outline of the unresolved issues.