WELCOME TO THE HAIDA CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES SOCIETY|
We are embarking on a journey that will lead us to self-governing our own Child Welfare System. We are calling this journey: “A New Direction”, “K’yuu Gawtlaas”. We have given the “New Direction” a nickname within our offices, coining it the “New Old Direction” because we are instilling Haida values into our practice. In the past, Haida values and cultural appropriateness were lacking from practice. We will be building a new, traditional model of child welfare that exemplifies the traditional Haida way of life. This “New Direction” will enrich the lives of children and families in our Haida Gwaii communities.
Due to COVID 19 – Haida Child and Family Services has changed service to the public, please read this notice for current information and future updates
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PROVIDING HAIDA CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES FOR THE PUBLIC DURING THIS PANDEMIC
In response to the containment of the COVID-19 virus, Haida Child and Family Services will be closed to the public, except for emergencies until further notice. As the COVID situation changes, HCFSS will reassess protocols.
The two offices in Old Massett and Skidegate will remain open with rotating staff answering phones and responding to client needs, keeping in mind that lunch time is from 12:00 to 1:00. Other staff will continue to work at home and will remain available by phone and email. If you have an emergency or need to speak to a staff member please call one of the offices and we will ensure that someone will contact you in a timely manner.
If visitors are required to come into the office, you will be subject to a questionnaire regarding COVID. In addition you must wear a mask in the office for the protection of yourself and staff. We have a limited number of masks, so if you could bring your own, that would be appreciated.
We can be reached by calling:
- Gaw Tlagee (Old Massett): 250-626-5257 or toll free 1-888-626-5257 or
Karen Wainwright – Director of Practice 250-626-7376
- HlGaagilda (Skidegate): 250-559-8400 or toll free 1-855-559-8400 or
Jennifer Dysart – Director of Operations & Programming 250-637-1739
For Emergencies after hours, please contact Centralized Screening at 1-800-663-9122