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​Family Capacity Building provides a process to help families in crisis, or in the middle of challenging decisions, to create a plan that will enhance the strengths of the family and help resolve their issues.

We use a collaborative decision-making process, that is coordinated by a trained facilitator, and engages all relevant parties (immediate and extended family members, friends, teachers, social workers, law enforcement) is put in place.

Am I eligible?

Families who would like to take a leadership role in influencing decisions that affect them are able to benefit from this program. Referrals made by Saskatchewan Social Services Social Worker working with your family.

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Where is this service provided?

This service is currently available to individuals in the Lloydminster region of Saskatchewan.

Pre-conference planning is provided either in the family home or in the community. Conferences are held in neutral facilities outside the family home.

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How much will it cost me?

There is no fee for families referred by Saskatchewan Social Services. The Program Coordinator can provide you with details.

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Program Outcomes

  • Children, youth, and families have a voice in decisions that affect them.
  • Communication among all involved parties will be improved to ensure the best interests of the individual in need.
  • Strengthens support networks within the family system.


"We managed to all agree and come up with a plan.”

“This was a very positive way of dealing with a family’s worst nightmare.”

“Everything centered on the child, where it should be.”

“I feel we overcame many hurdles today at the conference that without help wouldn’t have been discussed.”

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