Residential

WJS Canada’s residential programs provide a network of staff and home based resources for First Nation, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) children and youth who for various reasons, cannot remain in their family homes. These programs focus on the preservation and unification of family, after-care, family mediation, visits and planning. We strive to strengthen children and youth ties to families and community while keeping them connected to and empowered by their culture.

 

Specialized shared living, fostering homes and residential homes focus on transitioning, assessing and stabilization, with supports and collaborations in daily living, community inclusion, therapeutic interventions, family preservation and unification, care plan implementation, education and transition planning all built on the platform of Trauma Informed Care.

 

Enhanced caregiver homes promote skill development in children or youth with behavioural and emotional issues.

Programs

WJS Canada provides a family-like setting, 24/7, for Aboriginal children who may require varying levels of support and supervision, who can not remain in their family home, and who will benefit from the additional support a family environment can provide. This qualified home with a family caregiver, supports enhancement of life quality and provides a stable and safe environment. Typically this model is for one or two children in the home.
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Spirit of Our Youth offers support and accommodations to First Nation, Metis and Inuit children and youth in Western and Northern Canada. We have provided quality services and programming since 2000 in Edmonton, Alberta. Our clients are children, youth and families in need of support who are experiencing developmental and emotional issues, abuse, mental health concerns, abandonment and addictions.

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WJS Canada’s Shortstop Youth Resource is a six bed emergency receiving home for aboriginal youth unable to remain in their current homes. We have been providing youth in crisis situations with this safe and nurturing environment for the past 23 years.

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WJS Canada’s Foster and Kinship Care, Child in Care Services program provides a safe and nurturing environment for the youth we serve, who are helped to expand and become more confident in their abilities. We provide comprehensive programming for individuals and families together with residential and non-residential resources, individual and family counselling, behavioural and personal growth programs, mediation and programs to support independent living.

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WJS Canada has suites in the Dave Pranteau Aboriginal Children’s Village for respite and or an emergency short term care home for Aboriginal children who cannot remain in their own residence. With continuous intake throughout the day or night, this WJS program can support from 6 to 10 children a month.

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Children across Canada face the multiple challenges of a rapidly changing society together with the expectations of family, school, technology and culture. Some manage better than others. WJS Canada created Selkirk House to provide early intervention to children unable to manage in a family environment. Our goal is to return them back to their family as quickly as possible.

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