Surrounded by Cedar is one of twenty six delegated aboriginal agencies in the Province of British Columbia and one of three urban agencies. As a Delegated Aboriginal Agency, Surrounded by Cedar is governed by the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA) and the Aboriginal Operational Practice Standards and Indicators (AOPSI). SCCFS’s current Delegation Confirmation Agreement enables the agency to provide Voluntary and Guardianship services as well as develop programming and services for Child Protective Services in the Urban Aboriginal community.
Currently, SCCFS provides Guardianship and Resource services for urban Aboriginal children who are in the continuing custody of the Director. Social workers are responsible for ensuring children have knowledge of their rights as children in care and also provide culturally appropriate planning for children and youth in our care.