A safe space

  • A safe environment for family living – secure building with limited access and 24-7 on site staff 
  • All residents and staff are screened for child abuse registry check and history of sexual violence
  • Proper maintenance and upkeep of the apartments to keep kids and families safe


  • Practical programming and supportive encouragement for parents to move toward living  independently while parenting their children free of any child welfare involvement
  • Ongoing, updated assessments on needs and behaviours 
  • Empowering parents to advocate for their needs and goals
  • Encouraging parents to access education, employment, or training


  • Support for parents in time management, legal issues, banking, medical and dental, and long term addiction and mental health treatment
  • Support for extended family in their role in reunification and lifting up parents and children


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Frequently asked questions

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.