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Cultural Permanency Program

The Cultural Permanency Program works with children, families, community members and our social workers to help transition children in care or at risk of coming into care, to placements with their relatives, community members or those with whom they have a strong cultural connection.

They work with families to help identify family and community members who can help support their children in a way that honours the unique values and teachings of their family, community and Nation.

The CPP team also works with children and youth to connect them to their culture – by supporting new family connections, visiting traditional territories or providing cultural programming opportunities.


The Key Goal of the CPP is to help those children who are unable to reside in their parental home to find family or Cultural Care settings rather than foster care.


CPP will: 


  • Identify and recruit Cultural Caregivers to provide temporary and long term care for children currently in the care of Kw'umut Lelum


  • Eliminate barriers that prevent Cultural Caregivers from providing safe, caring and enriching family environments for children placed in their home.


  • Provide direct assessment and outreach services to support the successful transition and ongoing stability of children in care to Cultural Caregivers.



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