Be a Caregiver

Sadly, we have nearly 11,000 children and youth in the care of Manitoba's Child Welfare System. About 1,300 of these young people are in the care of our two Metis CFS Agencies. Only about 1/3 of the children in our agencies' care are placed in culturally appropriate homes.

We need people from our Métis and Inuit communities and families to know that there are children who need your help. Our young people desperately need to know they have community and family people who care.

You do not need a specific skill level to become a caregiver. You need to have kindness, compassion, patience and love in your heart. We need people who care! Our agencies will be there to help and to guide you.

Who we need most

Our greatest need is for caregivers that can keep our young people connected to their culture, families and communities. We especially need caregivers who can take in school age children, older children/youth and sibling groups so that brothers and sisters can stay together.

We need family members who can take in their nieces or nephews or grandchildren

Please watch our video about an inspiring Kookum (Grandmother) caring for her 10 grandchildren. Sometimes families go through rough patches and sometimes with our help and the help of their extended families, parents can have time to work on their challenges and families can be reunited safely and happily.

We need people in the community who have a loving, trusted relationship with a child in care or a child who is at risk of being placed in CFS care.

Please watch the video below about a couple who have taken in three brothers and given them a loving home.

We also have a great need for individuals and families to become LIFE mentor families.

Our very successful, nationally-acclaimed LIFE (Live In Family Enhancement) Program sees a struggling family move in with a mentor family so the bio parent(s) can maintain a day-to-day relationship with their children while developing stronger parenting and life skills in an effort to strengthen and remain together as a family.

Please watch the video below to learn more about the LIFE Program and becoming a LIFE Mentor.

Contact us about the possibility of being a caregiver

Winnipeg, Interlake & Southeast Regions

Alternate Care Intake
Contact: 204-927-6811

Southwest, Northwest,
The Pas & Thompson Regions

Contact: 204-622-3520

To view the video in its entirety, please see below

Unite Interactive