Guiding Principles

  1. Metis families and communities are the cornerstone of the Metis Nation and the service delivery system must reflect this vision.
  2. The family is the center of Inuit culture and cooperation and sharing are basic principles in Inuit society.
  3. Responsibility for decision-making regarding Metis and Inuit children and families lies with the family, extended family and community whenever possible.
  4. The organizational structure promotes and supports community governance at all levels.
  5. The service delivery system will encompass both formal and informal elements.
  6. The service delivery system must be operated in an efficient and effective manner.
  7. The service delivery system will be outcome-based and will reflect the core guiding principles of Michif Child and Family Services.