I became a ward of CFS when I was eight and a mom at 17. Ma Mawi’s Family Group Conferencing program helped me break the cycle of CFS involvement in my life.
When you have a child, you have more success if you have more supports in your life. Family Group Conferencing helped me realize I have people in my life who want to ensure my family succeeds. Family Group Conferencing empowers families and gives them their voice back.
Today, I help young women in the same way I was helped. I was drawn to the field because I want to make sure our young people, especially our Indigenous women, are keeping their kids. Where you came from doesn’t have to determine your success and accomplishments.”
– Angeline Spence, Ma Mawi’s Isobel’s Place Team Lead, and Family Group Conferencing former participant