Listuguj Community Social Services
Listuguj Community Social Services (LCSS) plays an active role in the community by providing culturally appropriate services to help children, youth, families and elders who are experiencing difficulties.
LCSS’ three departments – Community Services, Families First Support Services, and Child and Family Services – deliver preventative and intervention programs and services, which together support and assist individuals and families of Listuguj. For example, this Directorate administers programs and services such as: Home Care, Recreational Activities, Youth Center Activities, Haven House Woman’s Shelter, Young Offenders, and Youth Protection.
Listuguj Community Social Services, along with the Public Security Directorate, works with Listuguj Restorative Justice (LRJ). LRJ is a community-based program that that offers alternative ways for individuals to work through and find peaceful resolution to conflict and harm.
We encourage you to get in touch with LCSS staff members for more information about social services available in Listuguj.
Director of Listuguj Community Social Services
In 1994, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government took control over its social services. At that time, LMG was in charge of programs such as home care, foster care, and social assistance. Soon after, the Social Services’ department expanded and we assumed control over child and family protective services. Negotiations took place, which resulted in an agreement between Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government and Quebec’s Centre Jeunesse. LCSS has grown over the years, responding to needs in the community of Listuguj.
We envision an environment that encompasses our Mi’gmaq Traditions coupled with healthy and balanced living. We will strive to meet the needs of our people while acting as a catalyst for positive change. Members of the team will strive to better their skills. We will provide essential services in a non-biased, open-minded and respectful manner.
- To provide responsive quality and culturally relevant social services’ programs to the community of Listuguj.
- To establish linkages and strengthen working relationships with various agencies and departments in and around the community.
- To promote programs offered by LCSS.
- To integrate the usage of counseling sessions as a preventative measure in reducing and/or eliminating an existing or potential family crisis and avoiding judicial process.
- To provide information, services and rehabilitative measures to youth in high risk situations and to prevent and intervene in juvenile delinquency.
- To advocate for the revival of a community resource team meeting, including local resources.
- To continue to be actively involved in events, which promote social development and well being of Listuguj Mi’gmaq.
- To advocate for social policy changes at council and management level that promotes the best interest of community members and encourages socials growth and improvement.
- Ensure the coordination and delivery of financial resources to clientele services by LCSS.
- To encourage professional staff development.
To provide you with information about social services, we have created a list of useful links and resources.
- Canadian Mental Health Association
- First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC). http://www.cssspnql.com/
- First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada. http://www.fncfcs.com/
- Click here to learn about the Youth Protection Act. You will be taken to Quebec’s Commission des Droits de la Personne et des Droits de la Jeunesse.
- If your child’s situation has been reported to the Department of Youth Protection, what do you need to know now? To find out more about the Youth Protection Act, when and how to file a report, visit Quebec’s Sante et Services Sociaux by clicking here.
- Further reading, we recommend Maurice Brubacher’s, together with the People of Tikinagan, Coming Home: The Story of Tikinagan Child and Family Services (2006).
- Interested in learning more about community-based programs? Read Cindy Blackstock and Nico Trocmé’s article “Community-based Child Welfare for Aboriginal Children: Supporting Resilience through Structural Change.” Social Policy Journal of New Zealand (issue 24) March 2005. Click here to download “Community-based Child Welfare for Aboriginal Children, you will navigate McGill University.