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Keith Cooper Scholarship Applications now being accepted for youth in and from care attending post-secondary school in 2024/25.

Youth Mental Health Day

Celebrate Youth Mental Health on May 7.

Mental Health Week

The Manitoba Government celebrates mental health awareness in the workplace May 6-10.

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Apply now for the GA College fund for the 2023/24 year or the GA Post-Secondary Bursary! See your worker for more details or read more here.

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Our Vision Statement

Children and youth who are safe, happy, thriving and growing up with their family in a healthy, caring community.

Land Acknowledgment

The General Authority acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

Reconnaissance territoriale par la Régie générale

La Régie générale reconnait que nous sommes rassemblés sur le territoire du Traité no 1 et que le Manitoba se trouve sur les territoires visés par un traité et les terres ancestrales des peuples anichinabé, cri, oji-cri, dakota et déné. Nous reconnaissons aussi que le Manitoba se trouve sur le territoire des Métis de la rivière Rouge. Nous respectons l’esprit et l’objectif des traités et de la conclusion de ces derniers. Nous restons déterminés à travailler en partenariat avec les Premières Nations, les Inuits et les Métis dans un esprit de vérité, de réconciliation et de collaboration.

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Indigenous Laws and Indigenous Governing Bodies

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  • Indigenous Governing Bodies

Who We Are 

The General Authority Board was formed after the proclamation of the Child and Family Services Authorities Act in 2003. We are responsible for ensuring the provision of child and family services through the partner agencies, and service regions we cover. We have a broad representation of members that takes into account gender, race/ethnicity/cultural communities, along with representation from throughout the province.

Offre Active / Active Offer

Les services seront fournis en français sur demande.

Le Règlement 199/255 de la Loi sur les régies de services à l’enfant et à la famille exige que toutes les régies de services à l’enfant et à la famille et tous les organismes sous leur autorité présentent un plan annuel de mise en œuvre des services en langue française. La Régie générale des services à l’enfant et à la famille a préparé un plan de mise en œuvre des services en langue française qui répond aux attentes formulées dans le Règlement. Le plan fixe des objectifs précis pour chacun des points suivants : offre active, formation, gouvernance et coordination, rapport sur les progrès accomplis; ententes de partenariats communautaires. Le plan de mise en œuvre des SLF de la Régie générale a été approuvé par le conseil d’administration et Santé en français (Manitoba). Les offices et les bureaux régionaux de la Régie générale qui offrent des services en français dans les régions désignées intègrent des plans pour la prestation de services en français ans leurs plans annuels de services.

Services will be provided in French on request.

Regulation 199/255, pursuant to The Child and Family Services Authorities Act, requires all Child and Family Services authorities to complete multi-year and annual French language strategic (FLS) plans in accordance with the expectations set out in the Regulation. The General Authority FLS plan sets out specific goals in each of the following areas: active offer, training, governance and co-ordination, reporting progress and establishing community partnerships. Read the FLS plan – English. The General Authority FLS Plan has been approved by the Board of Directors and Santé en français. (Manitoba). Our agencies embed plans for the provision of FLS within their annual strategic service plans.

Accessibility Statement

The General Authority is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for all people, regardless of their abilities. 

If you require additional assistance, please contact our office at 204-984-9360 or at generalauthority@gov.mb.ca and we will be pleased to help. For more information, please contact the Manitoba Accessibility Office at AccessibilityMB.ca

Énoncé sur l’accessibilité

Conformément aux exigences de la Loi sur l’accessibilité pour les Manitobains, la Régie générale s’engage à garantir l’égalité d’accès et la pleine participation à toute personne, peu importe ses capacités.

Si vous souhaitez obtenir plus d’aide, veuillez contacter notre bureau par téléphone en composant le (204) 984-9360 ou par courriel à l’adresse generalauthority@gov.mb.ca et nous nous ferons un plaisir de vous aider. Si vous avez des questions ou souhaitez obtenir ces renseignements sous un autre format, veuillez contacter le Bureau des personnes handicapées en vous rendant sur le lien AccessibilityMB.ca.

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Project targeting troubled youth cut violent crime, police say

Project targeting troubled youth cut violent crime, police say

From the Winnipeg Free Press--The Winnipeg Police Service says a new project has triggered a sharp decrease in arrests among specific youths who were repeatedly involved in violent crime. The ongoing Project Surge will attempt to secure social supports to set them on...

Thousands ‘transcend together’ in Winnipeg pride parade

Thousands ‘transcend together’ in Winnipeg pride parade

From the Winnipeg Free Press--Downtown Winnipeg was flooded with colour Sunday as thousands took to the streets in celebration of the city’s annual LGBTTQ+ pride parade. “I’m elated, honestly, it’s the greatest joy of my life to see everyone just doing their thing,...

Message from the CEO – Pride Month

Message from the CEO – Pride Month

Good afternoon, On behalf of the General Child and Family Services Authority (GA), I would like to acknowledge Pride Month and the 2024 Pride Winnipeg Festival. The GA encourages you to celebrate an inclusive workplace, which celebrates and supports all 2SLGBTQIA+...