Assessing community interest, support and readiness.

Capacity development, developing the organizational and service delivery capacity to deliver child welfare services.

Developing a transition plan and begin implementation of service delivery through the aboriginal delivery organization.

Ministerial designation.

Sustaining capacity and building on standards and quality of services.

As per phase 2, Nogdawindamin completed the child welfare policy and procedure manuals and service protocols.  This process was lengthy and the Board of Directors wanted to ensure that:

  1. The Child Welfare policy manuals and protocols for Child Welfare service delivery reflected the community consultation recommendations and followed best practices in service delivery.
  2. The documentation included proposed Child Welfare service delivery mechanisms based on the regular and ongoing consultation that has been completed to date with the member First Nations.

At the conclusion of the 2014/2015 fiscal year, extensive work was completed to address Phase 2 Development and to prepare for Phase 3.

The highlights of this year include the completion of the following areas:

  1. Child Welfare Policy and Procedure Manuals and Service Protocols that incorporated the Community Consultation Recommendations.
  2. Organizational Chart for Child Welfare Service Delivery.
  3. Human Resources Recruitment Plan that identifies the plan to recruit staff to proceed into the Transition Phase and to address the requirements of the Organizational Chart.
  4. Training Plan that identifies the plan to train existing and new staff for the delivery of child welfare services based on the proposed Child Welfare Service Delivery Model.
  5. Jurisdiction framework document that identifies the geographic area proposed to provide child welfare services.
  6. Three Year Transition Plan and Budget.
  7. The recruitment process to hire the Senior Management Team for Child Welfare was finalized in the final quarter of the year.
  8. The establishment of working groups with the local Societies; Algoma and Sudbury CAS to commence transition planning development and partnerships.
  9. On February 25 & 26, 2015, we hosted an Annual Regional Session on Child Welfare to provide a Designation Update and commence service protocol development and planning with Chiefs, Senior Management, Board of Directors, Health Directors/Managers and Community Partners.