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Intertribal Child & Family Services


Intertribal Child & Family Services promotes the development and well-being of children, youth and families by assisting requests for children and families that meet eligibility, to access relevant programs, resources and services offered in their communities.

We focus on the prevention aspect of child protection, as well as service delivery that will enhance and assist in the protection of children.

Communities We Serve:

  • Fisher River Cree Nation
  • Winnipeg


Services and programs offered by our Agency to children and families include:

  • Quality Assurance
  • Child Abuse Unit
  • Family Enhancement
  • Human Resources
  • Foster Care / Alternative Care

Intertribal Child & Family Services Timeline

With the many changes ongoing I believe that it is important to reflect on the history of ICFS.  Intertribal Child and Family Services (ICFS) has been part of a decentralization process over the course of a number of years.  ICFS was initially part of Anishinaabe Child and Family Services, which comprised of 9 communities. 

  • 1987 – The first phase of decentralization occurred in 1987 when Anishinaabe established 2 units Anishinaabe West and Anishinaabe East, which consisted of Peguis, Fisher River, Dakota Tipi, and Kinonjeoshtegon. 
  • 1995 – Peguis received its own mandate. 
  • 2001 – Anishinaabe East received its mandate and legally became Intertribal Child and Family Services.
  • November 2003 – Intertribal Child & Family Services, as it is known today, received its province-wide mandate from the Province of Manitoba to serve members of FRCN, Dakota Tipi and Kinonjeoshtegon.
  • July 6, 2004 – Initial request July 6, 2004 by FRCN to obtain its’ own mandate to then-CEO of the Southern Authority. 
  • June 8, 2015 – ICFS& Dakota Tipi Sign Service Delivery Agreement for DOCFS to provide service to Dakota Tipi First Nation.
  • June 16, 2017 – Second request to SFNNC for consideration for FRCN to have its own mandate.
  • September 15, 2021 – ICFS Mandate Variation granted for ICFS to solely serve FRCN members.

Head Office:
Intertribal Child and Family Services
Fisher River Cree Nation
P.O. Box 358
Koostatak, MB  R0C 1S0
Ph: (204) 645-2744
Fax: (204) 645 3065

Urban Office
765 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0N2

Fisher River Cree Nation is a community in which our history, language, traditions, and culture are paramount to who we are as a people. We will protect and maintain the spirit and intent of the treaties and our inherent rights. Fisher River will be a self-sustaining progressive community with a strong and accountable government. We will provide an environment where all people are healthy, safe, and respected.