Welcome to Metis Family Services. We hope you will find our website useful and interesting.
Through our goals of Cultural Enhancement, Family Strengthening and Guardianship, Metis Family Services provides support to the needs of our community. We hope you will return often to make use of the information and services available here.
Chief Executive Officer.
The Mission of Métis Family Services — is to be a supportive agency which works hand in hand to nurture, promote and protect balance within families.
Our Goals and Objectives
• to actively promote the well-being of Métis children and families.
• to create awareness within the public regarding the needs of Métis children while in care.
• to liaise with agencies and organizations with interests similar to those of the Métis Family Services and the Métis Community.
Our Main Interests and Responsibilities:
It has become widely accepted that government administration of child welfare in the province of British Columbia has not adequately addressed the uniqueness or met the needs of the Métis Community. It remains a fact that Métis children continue to be taken into care in disproportionate numbers.
All Métis Family Services’ programs are aimed to provide an opportunity for our community to discover who they are, where they come from and what their Métis roots are.
In order to provide an alternative and meet the unique needs of the community, Métis
Family Services has utilized a cultural case practice based on a holistic and comprehensive approach to a service-delivery model and an ongoing assessment of familial needs designed to emphasize the family strengths while incorporating cultural traditions.
The cultural program is based on community interaction and family history where each individual must be assessed in the context of his or her own experience and identity while using the seven teachings: humility, honesty, truth, wisdom, love, respect and bravery.
Personal Healing and Parenting Program:
A holistic approach—employing the concept of the Medicine Wheel—to parenting, which focuses on nurturing personal growth and healing while developing traditional and positive parenting skills.
Focuses on the development of skills such as budgeting and the preparation of tasty and nutritious meals in a traditional atmosphere.
For young women aged 13-16, this program encourages the development of life skills while deepening ties with the Aboriginal community.
Youth and Communal Healing Circles:
Such circles would create a safe, supportive environment where issues important to Métis youth and families could be openly discussed.
Rapid Response Workers:
Specialized support team that assists families with child protection concerns.
By providing positive role models in adults and elders, this program aims to foster the development of healthy, beneficial relationships within the local Aboriginal communities.
Focusing on Métis children in continuing care, this program aims to:
• actively support community and cultural awareness and education.
• assist in obtaining additional support services for children in care.
• provide on-going support for Métis children in transition from foster care.
• actively assist in the development of safe and nurturing foster care home environments which support the child’s heritage and culture.
visit or call Metis Family Services today to find out more! We are a supportive community, working hand in hand to nurture, protect and promote balance within families. We help children and teens and their parents natural or foster, with excellent programs and services. We welcome all youth and parents in need of support to enter our doors so that we may help. Our office is located in Surrey.