Child & Family Services update regarding Additional Response Measures against COVID-19

April 9th, 2020

To: Community Members and Staff

From: Child & Family Services

Response Measures: COVID-19

Dear Community Members and Staff;

Child & Family Services will continue to be closed to limit the transmission of COVlD-19, this directive will continue to be in effect with an anticipated return to normal operating hours on May 4th, 2020. Should we continue to be in a state of emergency leading up to May 3rd• 2020 the situation will be reassessed by the Chief and Council and Senior Staff members which may result in further closures. These steps are in place to a5sure all community members and staff’s safety and wellbeing.

Essential Child Protection Services will be available by contacting our on-call services at 987-9911. I encourage everyone to follow all recommendations from the Health Department. I also encourage everyone to continue to practice social. distancing and limit unnecessary contact with others to avoid the risk of contamination of this virus. These are unprecedented times and we need to be vigilant in respecting these safety measures. Please do not hesitate to contact Child and Family Services with respect to any concerns you may have.

Bonnie Martin and I will be at the office on April 14th, 2020, April 21 s1, 2020 and April 28th, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to accept, process and distribute regular payments.

I would also like to remind everyone that children and youth of the community still have time to submit their logo designs for Child and Family Services. The logo should be a representation of what a strong Mi’gmaq family looks like. The person with the winning logo will receive a $500.00 pre-paid Visa card. Everyone that submits a logo will be entered for a chance to win a $100.00 pre-paid Visa card.

Submission details:

Take a photo of your design and send a message on the “Eel River Bar Band Office Facebook Page” you’ll get a message confirming your submission.



send a scanned copy or photo to

The winner will be announced on the Eel River Bar Band Office Facebook page on April 30th.

I look forward to receiving your designs and thank everyone for your patience and support
during these times of uncertainty.

Happy Easter to all.



Schawn Boucher

Director, Child & Family Services