Welcome from the Board of Directors

On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome you to the General Child and Family Services website. We have tried to create a website that is informative, easy to use and hopefully of interest to a wide audience including staff of the child and family services system, foster parents, students doing research and the general public. In the website you'll find our vision, mission, values and strategic direction: all elements that guide our plans to strengthen services for the children, youth and families that we serve.

You can also learn about the General Authority's roles and responsibilities under the governance structure for child and family services in Manitoba that was created through new legislation in 2003. I encourage you to read about our specific initiatives and service enhancements and how these represent leading practices in the field of child welfare.

You'll also find informative presentations on various topics related to child welfare and the General Authority. We have also included information and links that are of specific interest to youth and foster parents.

We see this website as an integral part of a commitment to our core values of transparency, inclusiveness and evidence-based practice. This is and will always be a work in progress and we will be constantly updating and adding new information to the site. If you have any ideas or suggestions on how this website could be improved, please don't hesitate to contact us at generalauthority@gov.mb.ca.

Doreen Draffin
Chairperson,
General Authority Board of Directors

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