Siksika Family Services

FCSS – White Buffalo

Mandate & Key Objectives

Promotes the social development of children and their families by enriching and strengthening the services to all Siksika Residents in Life Skills (12 wks), Grief Recovery, Anger Management, Effective Parenting and Healthy Child Development and Bully Prevention.


Siksika Day Care

Mandate & Key Objectives

The Siksika Day Cares’ philosophy is based on the principal that learning takes place during every moment of a child’s existence. The most natural learning experience for a child is play. It is important that our day care environment is beneficial to a child’s learning. The Siksika Day Care recognizes that nurturing and education go hand in hand, as it provides learning opportunities while meeting the fundamental needs for culture/language, health/nutrition, education, parental involvement, and social support.

Our Siksika Day Cares’ cultural programs’ general goals are to learn basic communication skills and to develop awareness and appreciation for our cultural values and lifestyles.


Combined Effort

Mandate & Key Objectives

The main purpose of the program is to provide a support service to clients that are under SFSC. We assist the social workers in helping clients eliminate their reliance on the welfare system through the career development program.

The main services of the program are: Computer literacy training; Identifying long term career goals and developing a plan to attain goals; Career development; one on one counseling and; ongoing client support.


Social Development

Mandate & Key Objectives

SIKSIKA Income Support Services exists to ensure that all Siksika Nation members and their families who are low-income have access to the resources, services and opportunities they require to promote their economic well-being and self-sufficiency


Youth Independence

Mandate & Key Objectives

Pre Employment Readiness assessment for 18-24 years of age. Assessing in areas of education, job training/work experience, seeking employment and rehabilitative support.

 

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Siksika Family Services Business Plan

Vision Statement

Siksika Nation: Empowered & Purposeful

Mission Statement

To enable Siksika families to create healthy lifestyles through exemplary programs and services

Value Statements

We, Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors, are guided by the following values. All our decisions and actions will demonstrate these values. We believe that putting our values into practice will create long-term benefits for Siksika Nation and all our members we serve.

  1. Ethical – We govern with honesty & integrity
  2. Accountable – We are transparent & open within our authority

Strategic Opportunities

The following strategic opportunities are facing Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors:

  1. Establish collaborative partnerships with stakeholders
  2. Incorporate the traditional Siksika knowledge with the contemporary style of governance
  3. Develop and implement culturally appropriate family programs and services
  4. Enhance Siksika Family Services Corporation core direction
  5. Develop and implement the Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors Business & Operational Plans

Strategic Challenges

The following strategic challenges are facing Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors:

  1. Lack of adequate funding
  2. Constraints of current government legislation and policy
  3. Lack of understanding by Siksika Nation members and staff and funders of board governance
  4. Lack of alignment within Siksika Nation for legal entities to work together

Strategic Priorities

The following strategic priorities of the Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors have been identified. This Business Plan will seek to tackle these issues, problems and challenges through a variety of innovative strategies and initiatives:

  1. Develop and implement the Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors business and operational plans
  2. Review, revise and approve articles of association, policies and procedures along with existing agreements
  3. Determine and secure sustainable levels of funding
  4. Develop and implement a Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors professional development strategy
  5. Review and develop an implementation strategy for the MBA Consulting Alliance’s recommendations

Strategic Directions

Strategic Directions are the longer-term changes needed to achieve the vision, mission and goals identified in the Business Plan. They represent a transitioning force that will influence the formulation of policies, programs and new strategies/initiatives to deal with the strategic priorities identified above.
The Strategic Directions for the Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors are:

  1. Committed to develop and implement an effective governance and management structure
  2. Committed to support the Chief Executive Officer in the delivery of exemplary programs and services
  3. Committed to acquire sustainable funding

Core Businesses

Core Businesses are broad statements of purpose that set out our roles, key leadership and governance functions and activities. The core businesses of the Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors are:

  1. Governance
  2. Strategic Direction
  3. Management Oversight
Core Business 1: Governance

Goal 1: To review & revise, approve, implement and monitor Siksika Family Services Corporation Articles of Association, Bylaws, policies & procedures

  1. Effective & productive Board of Directors
  2. Decrease in BOD operating cost
  3. Review, approve & implement the SFSC Articles of Association & Bylaws
  4. Develop new Siksika Family Services Corporation policies & procedures

Goal 2: To develop & implement a Board of Directors professional development strategy

  1. Competent & high performing Board of Directors
  2. Decrease of Board of Directors meetings
  3. Develop & implement a Board of Directors professional development strategy
Core Business 2: Strategic Direction

Goal 1: To develop, approve, implement & monitor the Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Direction Business Plan & Operations Plans

  1. Board of Directors Strategic Direction are set & accomplished
  2. Increase in Board of Directors goals successfully accomplished
  3. To develop the Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors Business Plan & Operations Plans
  4. Develop and implement a Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors communication plan

Goal 2: To review, approve & implement an enhanced existing Siksika Family Services Corporation governing & administration structure

  1. Effective & efficient Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors & administration
  2. Increase in funders & clients reporting satisfaction w/ Siksika Family Services Corporation programs & services
  3. Conduct a review of the MBA report in relation to the structure
  4. Develop, approve & implement a revised structure
Core Business 3: Management Oversight

Goal 1: To review & revise the CEO’s contract and job description

  1. High performing Chief Executive Officer
  2. Increase in Board of Director reporting satisfaction of the work performance of the CEO
  3. Review & revise the current contract inclusive of job description , salary & benefits of the CEO
  4. Negotiate with CEO

Goal 2: To develop & implement a performance evaluation system for the CEO

  1. Effective SFSC structure & systems
  2. Increase in balanced budget & unqualified audit
  3. To develop & implement a performance evaluation system for the CEO

Siksika Family Services Corporation Board of Directors Budget Forecast 2009 – 2014
A) Budget for Board of Directors
B) Operations Plan estimates
C) Board of Directors expenditures