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March 2021 Directors Forum News

A Message from the Executive

March is a month often associated with new beginnings. As we mark a year of restricted and changed working conditions resulting from the Coronavirus many of our Delegated Aboriginal Agency Directors are tired, having worked hard to support their staff, their leadership, and most importantly the children, youth and families they serve. We recognized how difficult this past year has been for the most vulnerable among us, in particular Indigenous people.


Indigenous Practices: Surrounded by Cedar Child and Family Services

Meagan Saulnier says she has the best job in the world. She works with urban Indigenous children and youth in foster care, connecting them to the land, and to their distinct and diverse cultures.

“Our children are especially looking for that sense of belonging,” Saulnier says. “It guides us in our identity and ways of being.”

At SCCFS, Saulnier says they recognize that social workers can’t do it all, which prompted their executive director to initiate cultural continuity programming to support Indigenous children and youth in care.