Awaśak Wiyasiwêwin Newsletter
May 3, 2022
The Awaśak Wiyasiwêwin Newsletter will provide ongoing updates as we work towards implementing our new Awaśak Wiyasiwêwin (Children's Law) within our three Founding First Nations. It will be distributed quarterly to the three First Nations we serve through the Community Engagement Team.
Click here to view the May 2022 newsletter.
Awaśak Wiyasiwêwin Act Passes
November 25, 2021
On November 19, 2021 the Awas’ak Wiyasiwewin (Cree for Children’s Law) was passed by members of Loon River, Peerless Trout and Lubicon Lake by a vote of 616 - 70 of the participating voters. This is a historic moment for our three Nations in transforming Child & Family Services delivery to our children.
Awaśak Wiyasiwêwin 3rd Reading & Vote
October 23, 2021
The final draft of the Awaśak Wiyasiwêwin has been approved by the KTC CFS Board for our three participating Nations. The 3rd Reading will be held at various locations from November 8 - 18 with a Vote held after each Reading. Everyone attending will receive a participant bag.
Please come out to learn about the proposed Act and vote. This new prevention based Act will affect your children whether they are on or off reserve anywhere in Canada as long as they ...
Kee Tas Kee Now Child & Family Services Draft Act
July 15, 2021
KTC Child & Family Services in partnership with three member Nations is in the process of developing it's own Child & Family Services Act. This will create a system where Loon River First Nation, Peerless Trout First Nation and Lubicon Lake Band administer, operate and are the sovereign government body to exercise their rights for decision making on the best interest of their children. This will be for on and off reserve children across Canada.
Treaty Day Winners 2021
July 15, 2021
Treaty Days are in progress at each of our Nations in the KTC area. Come out to your Nation to enjoy games, competitions, Bingo, races and music. We will post the calendar of events as we receive them from each Nation. KTC CFS will be at each community with children's activities like beading and face painting. We will also have our free kid's bike draws, free adult prize draws and a prize wheel where everyone wins. We hope to see you there!
Treaty Day Schedules 2021
July 6, 2021
Hot days are warming up communities and families are eagerly awaiting the first of our First Nations Annual Treaty Days. Each community has plans in motion to have various activities for their people to participate in. Some events require pre-registration so make sure to check with each Band on their requirements. KTC Child & Family Services workers will be in attendance with children's activities such as face painting, tattoos and beading for ...
COVID-19 and KTC CFS
March 20, 2020
The KTC Child & Family Services office will be closed as of 12:00pm on March 20, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All staff will be working from home and can be contacted by their clients by cell phone or email. KTC CFS is an essential service and we will continue to provide all services to clients and families. Any information released and KTC Advisories will be posted at the link below.
Treaty Day Winners 2019
August 21, 2019
All of our First Nations have held their annual Treaty Days in their communities. KTC CFS provided a barbeque lunch and bike raffles for each community. Indigenous Services Canada also attends to provide treaty annuity payments to individuals. The Nations provide entertainment, raffle draws, children's activities and other events. Bike raffle winners are listed below....
KTC Child & Family Services brings car seat safety to its Nations
September 9, 2018
Northern Alberta has seven new Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST) today after a three day training session and certifying clinic in Slave Lake, AB. Participants from the health centers of Loon River, Whitefish Lake, Woodland Cree, Peerless-Trout and Lubicon Lake attended the session hosted by KTC Child & Family Services and facilitated by the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada.
Treaty Day Community Pictures and Winners 2018
July 17, 2018
Once again KTC CFS Staff have been doing temporary tattoos, free raffle draws and face painting for each of our member First Nations Treaty Days. Staff enjoy the hospitality of the communities and watching the different activities they have available. Winners for each community are listed below...
Treaty Day Schedules 2018
June 18, 2018
Hot days are warming up communities and families are eagerly awaiting the first of our First Nations Annual Treaty Days. Each community has plans in motion to have various activities for their people to participate in. Some events require pre-registration so make sure to check with each Band on their requirements. KTC Child & Family Services workers will be in attendance as usual providing face painting, tattoos and bike draws for children and...
KTC CFS has moved!
May 28, 2018
After many years of our office being in Atikameg, we have finally made the move and are now in the more central location of Loon Lake! We are better able to serve our five Nations by being in closer proximity to each community.
Staff made the initial move on May 28, 2018 and the clean up crew is still taking care of the last details at the Atikameg office. (2018/07/20 - We are fully moved into the new building and operational)
Our new mailing address is KTC Child & Family Services, Box 279, Red Earth Creek, AB T0G 1X0. The municipal address is Lot #10 of Loon River Commercial Park. Our actual physical location is 1 km South of Red Earth Creek, next to Loon River Esso Gas station, which is right on Highway 88 on Loon River land.
Our new office will still have the same 780-767-2116 and fax number 780-767-2120.
Stay tuned for our Grand Opening in the future!
Treaty Day Community Pictures and Winners 2017
July 10, 2017
KTC Child & Family Services have been attending Treaty Day festivities as each community has their celebration. Face painting has been well attended by children and youth and staff have been brushing up on their painting skills. We also have free prize raffles for adults, children and youth.
2017 Traditional Cultural Camp
July 4, 2017
KTC Child & Family Services will be holding the annual Traditional Cultural Camp on July 10 - 14, 2017. This year’s camp is for children aged 7 – 12 and will held at Haig Lakes in the Cadotte Lake area. Children experience traditional activities such as tanning moose hide, making dry meat, fishing and snare setting.
Treaty Day Schedules 2017
June 20, 2017
With school almost to an end, children and adults alike anticipate the beginning of our First Nations Annual Treaty Days. Each community plans to have new and old activities for their people to participate in. KTC Child & Family Services workers will be in attendance as usual providing face painting, tattoos and bike draws for children and youth for each community.
KTC CFSA opens new sub-office
March 1, 2017
KTC Child & Family Services is excited to announce that we have opened a new sub-office in Slave Lake, AB.
The new office will be known as the KTC CFS Wellness & Training Centre and is located at #102, 229 3rd Avenue NW. We will be utilizing this office space for Family Group Conferences, supervised visits, meetings, training and workshops for our clients and community members from our service area.
We envision that using this space will provide an incentive to parents to attend workshops because of its urban location. Families will also be able to visit their children without inhibiting their normal exuberance as this will not be a normal office space. Training for clients or workers can occur without the normal interruptions that accompany standard offices.
This location will be open on an “as needed” basis for KTC CFS workers or trainers and will not have daily hours. Please see our “Upcoming Programs” link on the home page of our website for workshop dates and registration information.
Treaty Day Community Pictures and Winners 2016
August 5, 2016
Different workers from KTC CFS have been attending the festivities as each community has had their Treaty Days. Face painting has been a fun experience and well attended by children and youth. Adult, children and youth prize draws have been held and enjoyed by all.
Treaty Day Schedules 2016
June 1, 2016
Summer is here bringing warm, sunny days and the beginning of our First Nations annual treaty days. Some of our communities have one day celebrations while others have multi-day events. KTC Child & Family Services workers will be in attendance providing face painting for children and youth for one of the Treaty Days for each community.
Treaty Days 2015
September 15, 2015
KTC Child & Family Services staff attended all treaty days held this year by our five First Nations communities. We provided face painting services, temporary tattoos and prize draws for children and adults. KTC CFS had a foster parent recruitment table set up as we always need foster or kinship parents.
KTC CFSA Community Newsletter
May 25, 2015
After a long hiatus, we are re-introducing our newsletter which will be distributed every three months to the five First Nations we serve. Each issue will focus on one aspect of child intervention or family enhancement, a profile on staff members and training or workshop dates.
The newsletter is available at the band offices, health centres and post offices for Whitefish Lake, Woodland Cree, Loon River First Nation, Peerless-Trout First Nation and Lubicon Lake Band. Click here to view the May 2015 newsletter.
2014 Traditional Cultural Camp
August 18, 2014
KTC Child & Family Services held the annual Traditional Cultural Camp on August 11 – 15, 2014. This year’s camp was for children aged 6 – 12 and it was held in the Loon River First Nation area. This is the second year that KTC has held the camp for the younger aged children. Previously, the age range was 13 – 17 year old youth and was that age group for several years.
Theoren Fleury - "Don't Quit Before The Miracle"
August 23, 2012
KTC Child & Family Services was proud to present Theoren Fleury and his inspirational message in Cadotte Lake on August 23rd, 2012. The presentation was primarily for the Youth of our three communities as well as any adults that chose to attend. Theo shared his experiences both good and bad throughout his life; both in and out of the hockey community. Theo signed his book as well as various items for community members after the presentation.
KTC CFSA Community Newsletter
March 1, 2012
KTC Child & Family Services has a new quarterly newsletter that will be distributed every three months to the three First Nations. The first issue came out in February 2012 and was very well received by the communities. The next issue will be available in May 2012.
The newsletter is available at the band offices, health centres and post offices for Whitefish Lake, Woodland Cree and Loon River First Nation. Click here to view.
Community BBQ at Bearwalk 2009
November 5, 2011
The BBQ at Bearwalk was a community supper that was held after the Domestic Violence workshops were held in all three communities. It was a celebration after the completion of the workshops. KTC Child & Family Services volunteered to hold the BBQ and cook the meal. Participation was great with about 300 people attending both the supper and children’s and adult games.
2011 Traditional Culture Camp
November 5, 2011
KTC Child & Family Services held a Traditional Cultural Camp in conjunction with the University of Alberta and Health Canada in August 2009 and August 2011.
Youth from Whitefish, Loon River and Woodland attended a one day presentation at the Cadotte Lake School gymnasium on August 20th, 2009. Youth were instructed on ...
Deputy Minister Visit
November 5, 2011
The Deputy Minister of Children’s Services visited the KTC Child & Family Services office in Atikameg in July 2009. This was celebrated by a wagon ride with the Board of Directors and a BBQ lunch.