Native Child and Family Services of Toronto has integrated a team designed to culturally support the organization and ensure that practice and cultural safety are integrated across our internal staffing programs, prevention programs, and all services. The goal is to provide access to cultural practice that will strengthen working relationships, promote healing and resilience, strengthen connections to the community, deepen relationships between families and their workers, and increase the ability of workers to offer culturally safe services for children and families. As we continue to grow, this core element will evolve with collaboration from Elders/Knowledge Keepers and the greater cultural community.
Our Culture team includes support for access to land-based practices, medicines, ceremonies, and presence of an Elder and/or Knowledge Keeper on site for access to children, youth and families at their request.
For information about our Culture and Community events, see the following: