This page will be a resource for Huu-ay-aht families to learn more about supports available from HFN, and in their communities.
Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Usma Nuu-chah-nulth Family & Child Services Protocol Agreement
On April 8, 2014, at the HFN Government Offices in Port Alberni, a Service Delivery Protocol Agreement was signed between Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Usma Nuu-chah-culth Family & Child Services.
There has been a need and a desire from both parties to strengthen the relationship between HFN and Usma regarding actions required to ensure the protection of children in both the Anacla and Port Alberni communities.
As a delegated authority, Usma must adhere to specific child protection laws, regulations, policies and standards as outlined in the Child and Family Community Service Act and uphold the Aboriginal Operational and Practice Standard and Indicators (AOPSI).
This protocol represents an agreement between the Huu-ay-aht First Nations (HFN) and Usma to work together with the common objective to keep the Nations’ children, youth, and families safe, supported, and healthy.
The full agreement can be read here: Usma protocol agreement