Frequently Asked Questions

We believe that all parents and families deserve the one-on-one attention and resources they need to keep their kids at home, while living in safe and supported community housing. Manitoba has some of the highest numbers of children in care in the country, with nearly 90% of those kids being Indigenous, many of whom have parents who were themselves in care.
Who is eligible for this program?
On November 25, 2020, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) released a ruling about Jordan’s Principle eligibility. A child under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence can access Jordan’s Principle, if they permanently reside in Canada and if the child meets one of the following criteria:

» is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act
» has one parent or guardian who is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act
» is recognized by their nation for the purposes of Jordan’s Principle
» is ordinarily resident on reserve

Makoon Transition Inc. works with our partners at ISC Jordan’s Principle (see ISC Jordan’s Principle website), CFS agencies, if involved, families and other partners, to make sure that First Nations children and families living in Manitoba can access Makoon Transition Inc.’s services and supports they need to thrive.
Who can live in the apartment?
All members of the immediate family can live in the apartment, pending background checks.
Can single parents live in the apartment without their kids?
Parents must have their children in their care, OR have a reunification date set with their social worker in order to participate in the Makoon Transition program.
How long can families live there?
Every family’s growth and progress is different; this will be assessed on an ongoing basis as we move forward.
Do parents need to be substance-free to live in the residence?
Yes, Makoon Transition facility is a drug and alcohol free environment.