About Us

Pursuant to an agreement (the “Subsidiary Agreement”) entered into on April 1, 1983 between Canada, Manitoba and Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba, the Agency was mandated the legal responsibility to provide child and family services to treaty and non-treaty members residing on 25 First Nations, however, with the decentralization of the Awasis Agency, the Agency provides child and family services to 11 First Nations communities.

In 2000, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Province of Manitoba and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak. The signing of the MOU meant that the Awasis Agency could expand its authority and provide services to off reserve members. These services commenced in 2005.