Customary care is an important care option for First Nations children who are not able to remain with their immediate family. It is a family-based care model reflective of the culture, values and traditions of the child’s parents and community. It recognizes that members of the child’s immediate and extended family and community share responsibility in the provision of care to a child, who is or may be in need of protection.


There are two kinds of customary care:



If you are interested in becoming a Customary Care Provider, please contact Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiyag Child & Family Services. More information about their Alternative Care Program can be found here: Alternative Care – Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services

Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Service is a multi-service Indigenous Child Well-Being Agency that provides a stable foundation for children, youth, and families through wraparound services that are culturally-based and family-focused.