Golden Eagle (Zawe Ginew)

An alternative to hotel placements for children and youth.

Golden Eagle is an eight-bed emergency resource that commenced shelter care in November 2007. Neecheewam endeavoured on the development of this emergency resource in direct response to the provincial government’s “Changes for Children Initiative” that focused on providing an alternative to the use of hotel placements for children and youth in the Child Welfare system. 

Clientele are All Nations, of all genders and ranging in age from 5 -17 years old, that are requiring emergency placement from 1-30 days. This recent revision allows CFS caseworkers one calendar month to secure alternative placement arrangements upon discharge from Golden Eagle. Sibling co-placements (youth with siblings that are 8-10 years) may be accommodated dependent on bed space availability, current program dynamics, and subject to program manager approval. 

The 24-hour referral process for this unit is handled directly by Golden Eagle’s intake line and via After Hours Child and Family All nations Coordinated Response (ANCR). Inquiries are screened to match Golden Eagle’s level IV criteria and admissions are arranged by appointment.