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Seven Oaks School Division
Community Begins Here
Jun 17, 2024
School Day 1
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Toolkit for Supporting Indigenous Youth in Care


‚ÄčThis toolkit was funded by the Winnipeg Foundation and the partnership between the Seven Oaks School Division and Dakota Ojibway Child and Family Services.  This toolkit is meant to provide access to cultural resources and supports for both foster families and Indigenous youth in care. 

‚Äč‚ÄúFor me, this project is a big step forward in the CFS system because growing up I did
not have access to these sorts of resources. My hope for this toolkit is to give knowledge
to caregivers, so that they can help the Indigenous youth connect to their roots and
identity. My hope for youth is that they learn their rights and use the resources that we
have helped provide them."
‚Äč‚Äč~ Hailey, Ojibwe/Cree from Sagkeeng First Nation, student at Maples Collegiate‚Äč

Thank you to the Reconciliation Project Steering Committee members for the time and heart put into this project:

‚ÄčMary Courchene
‚ÄčSeven Oaks School Division Elder in Residence
‚ÄčJennifer Lamoureux
‚ÄčSeven Oaks SD Teacher Team Leader Indigenous Education
‚ÄčSharon H‚Äčalldorson
‚ÄčSeven Oaks SD Student Services D‚Äčirector
‚ÄčRoss Meacham
‚ÄčSeven Oaks SD Principal Riverbend‚Äč School
‚ÄčPamela Morrison
‚ÄčSeven Oaks SD Anishinaabemowin Learning Support Teacher Riverbend School
‚ÄčRyan Cook
‚ÄčSeven Oaks SD Vice Principal Maples Collegiate

Hailey Peebles
Seven Oaks SD Student Researcher
‚ÄčKaigan Olson
‚ÄčSeven Oaks SD Student Researcher
‚ÄčNatalie Daniels
‚ÄčDOCFS Project Manager
‚ÄčKun Zhong
‚ÄčDOCFS Transitioning Resource Coordinator
‚Äč‚ÄčJason Parenteau
‚ÄčDOCFS Cultural Coordinator

Toolkits will be provided to every Indigenous student in care in the Seven Oaks School Division.  Many of the kit's contents and suggested resources/links can be found here on this website through downloads or links.

Picture of Toolkit


‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčToolkit Contents

A Handbook for Supporting Indigenous Youth in Care‚Äč

The Moccasins by Earl Einarson‚Äč

Binder with Plastic Sleeves
Box of Markers‚Äč‚Äč

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