Help us help you get children out of foster care

Huu-ay-aht First Nations is committed to building healthy families. The Nation has made a promise to its citizens to focus on supporting children and youth to grow up healthy, strong and connected to their families and the Nation. This means ensuring families stay together.

With this in mind, the newly formed Social Services Project Panel is hosting another Citizen Engagement Day. This one will take place in Victoria on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The attached letter from the panel offers all of the details. Letter to Citizens

If you live in the area, please attend to share your stories and experiences, and help us discover how we can help you get your child/children out of foster care.

The panel is also planning a session in Anacla on April 30 and May 1, and they are working on a youth session for April 8 and 9 in Port Alberni. More details will be made available closer to these dates.

Details for the next session:

Thursday, March 9, 2017 – 10 am to 4 pm

Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites, 345 Quebec Street, Victoria, Fairfield Room – Room 215

10 am – Welcome
10:30 am – Community Circle
12:30 pm – Lunch
1 – 3 – Community Circle
3 – Break
3:15 – 4 – Closing Remarks and Blanketing Ceremony

Letter contents:

Dear Huu-ay-aht Citizens,

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Do you have stories or experiences that you would like to share about Huu-ay-aht ways of parenting, raising children and being a family?

Do you have thoughts or ideas about how to “Bring Our Children Home”?  Please connect with us so that we can hear your concerns and your ‘made in Huu-ay-aht’ solutions.

If you have missed a community engagement session in your area and wish to schedule a 1:1 interview with the Social Services Project panel members please be in touch.

Please contact:  Sheila Charles 250-735-3552 or the Social Services Project panel members at to set up a time that is convenient for you.

One-on-one sessions will continue until April 30, 2017.

Thank you!

Kim Baird, Lydia Hwitsum, Maegen Giltrow & Dr. Myles Blank