This agency provides Protection, Prevention and Caregiver services to its three communities, Islington, Swan Lake and One Man Lake. From 2003 Wabaseemoong Independent Nation initially received prevention services from us and protection services in 2005. In September, 2011 we and Wabaseemoong entered into a Service Agreement which gave over daily management of Protection, Prevention and Caregiver programs to WCWA. The development of the Customary Care Code commenced in 2011 after it received endorsement by the Treaty #3 Chiefs at a National Assembly. Several consultations occurred with its community members and in 2017 it was codified at a special meeting of the community. MP Bob Nault was in attendance for the ceremony. Below Wabaseemoong Independant Nations Customary Care Code Functions Chart which show the governance structure. This Code, once enacted will become the Customary Care Law for Wabaseemoong pursuant to Abinoojii Inakonigewin.
To date, much work has been accomplished to build the foundation for the Code by drafting Service, Training, Finance manuals and five Year Strategic Plan, and the staff have received training on the manuals. The agency’s Mission Statement is “Under the guidance of the Little White Turtle, WCWA strives to provide exceptional services to children and families through our traditions, culture, values and language”