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Frequently Asked Questions

What is respite?
Respite homes provide short-term care on an intermittent basis; at the parent's request the child is taken into an approved home for a few days at a time (e.g. two days a week, four days a month). The family is very much involved and often makes the placement directly with the caregiver.

What are Family Support Services?  Knucwentwecw Society provides referrals to Daycare Subsidy, dependent on social need. Respite services are also available to family who require the extra support this service offers. These services along with referrals to other agency supports are meant to increase parenting skills and family development.

What is the Sacred Family Circles Program?
The Sacred Family Circles Program is also known as Family Group Conferencing enables family members and their supports to come together and develop plans that ensure the safety of their children. The Sacred Family Circle is a way of celebrating family and community.

What is a delegated agency?
The Provincial Director of the Ministry of Children and Family Development delegates his/her authority to the agency under the Child, Family and Community Services Act Legislation. This gives the agency the legal right to provide child protection and family support services to our clients.

Which communities does your organization service?
We serve the Williams Lake Indian Band, Canoe Creek Indian Band, Soda Creek Indian Band and the Canim Lake Indian Band.

How do I become a foster parent?
This process starts with an application package which can be picked up at the Knucwentwecw Society or we can mail one to you. A meeting with our Resource Social Worker will follow. Knucwentwecw Society is interested in partnering with families who can assist both parents and children by providing short-term respite care or longer care plans if needed.

What are the eligibility requirements for the Lorna Amut bursary?

The applicant can apply if they are a community member from one of the following communities Williams Lake Indian Band, Soda Creek Indian Band, Canoe Creek Indian Band or Canim Lake Indian Band

Hours of Operation

We are open

Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
closed between 12 and 1 for lunch

Telephone: 1 (250) 392-2995

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