What You Can Expect

Makoon Transition Inc. families receive practical, hands-on learning of life skills including budgeting, shopping and cooking healthy meals, parenting, time management, housing and rentals, and elective cultural teachings.
Ongoing Support
Using a holistic wellness approach, Makoon Transition Inc. will help families continue their healing journey. Through regular check ins and planning meetings, case managers and families will continually monitor and update goals and achievements to reduce barriers and celebrate successes.

Our Roles for Our Families

Intake Workers

Our Intake Workers are the first stop in a family’s journey into Makoon Transition Inc.’s Reunification and Prevention Program, assisting families filling out the application, asking the necessary questions, and gathering the needed documents to ensure the family’s acceptance into our program.

Case Managers

Once a family is accepted into the program and living on the premises, they are assigned a Case Manager to help with accessing any supports in the community, such as doctors, dentists, schooling, therapy, respite, daycare, and most importantly assisting families in navigating their way out of the child welfare system. Our Case Managers also focus on ensuring all families have all their needed identification, assisting them with filling out any applications regarding funding, housing, schooling, etc. Case Managers are responsible for compiling the strengths and challenges of every parent and child, and providing monthly progress reports for each family to the involved Child and Family Services agency.

Clan Wellness

Families that are in need of extra support are paired with Makoon’s own Clan Wellness Team to ensure the reunification process goes as smoothly as possible. The Clan Wellness Team assists the parents with establishing a routine that works for their family, support and encourage the parent when behavioural issues arise, and assist our parents in creating a family budget so that they’re able to meet all their family’s basic needs.

Family Support Workers

Makoon Transition Inc. has Family Support Workers on-site 24 hours of the day, seven days a week, assisting the family in making strides in their wellness journey. Family Support Workers are in charge of supporting our Case Managers, and families by completing Family Wellness Checks. Family Wellness Checks are completed a minimum of twice a day, which means that our Family Support Workers go into each family’s unit, check in with each family regarding what their plans are for the day, ensuring the family’s homes are being maintained, and that their children’s needs are being met. This includes making sure we physically see each child everyday. Our Family Support Workers work one-on-one with our families, offering wraparound services to help ease the reunification process among families.

Wellness Coordinators

All families participating within Makoon Transition Inc. attend wellness programs facilitated by Makoon Transition Inc.’s own Wellness Coordinators, who have created several culturally relevant classes just for the families in Makoon Transition Inc.

Addictions Counsellor

Makoon Transition Inc. has an Addictions Counsellor on staff, as many of our families do have pasts involving drug and alcohol addictions. For our families to have someone they can candidly speak with regarding their sobriety and their past struggles, has proven to be a vital service that many of our families need.

Early Childhood Educators

While families attend wellness programming or counselling, their children are in the care of our Early Childhood Educators.


Quick Facts

If you have an appointment that requires childminding and/or transportation, it needs to be booked through your Case Manager ASAP. Unscheduled/last minute appointments will not be guaranteed transportation and/or childminding.
Family Support Workers
Family Support Workers are located in unit 107. There are always Family Support Workers in the building, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Leaving Makoon
Please use the Resident Sign In and Sign Out sheet located in 107. Please ensure you also let a Family Support Worker know where you and your child(ren) are heading, and your expected return time. This is to protect you and your child(ren).
Programs are mandatory to attend at Makoon. If you are unable to attend, please notify the Program Facilitator and your Case Manager.
Childminding is available by appointment only. Please see your Case Manager as soon as you have an appointment, to ensure childminding is in place.
Drug & Alcohol Screening
Drug and alcohol screening will occur upon intake, and will be performed randomly once a month, or as needed/requested by your Case Manager.
Case Managers must approve all visitors. No unapproved visitors should be at Makoon. All visitors must leave by 9:00PM.
Residents are expected to be back at Makoon by 9:00PM.
Unit Inspections & Fire Alarm Testing
Unit inspections and fire alarm testing occur throughout the month to ensure that there is no bug activity in all units, and that all fire alarms are in working order.