ACFS DEVELOPING INDIGENOUS-LED SOFTWARE SYSTEM
On April 20th and 21st, the staff of MCA’s Akwesasne Child and Family Services (ACFS) and Information Services (IS) worked with RedMane, an indigenous-led software solutions and system integration firm, to commence a two-day kick-off of ACFS’s new, indigenous-led software system.
This new and innovative software will be utilized by ACFS for record-keeping and to report statistics to the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Indigenous Services Canada, and other funders. In addition, it will be able to generate statistics for ACFS to utilize when advocating for additional/increased funding for new and existing programs/services for Akwesasne children and families. The software will incorporate the Kanienke:ha language, culture, values, and beliefs throughout the software and will have the ability to analyze all the data to evaluate the services that Akwesasne Child and Family Services provides to the community.
Over the course of two days, the amazing team of ACFS and IS worked with the RedMane Technologies Implementation team to enter in the design phase of the “to-be-named” software system. Following this initial training, ACFS will continue the development work. After the design phase concludes, a two-year implementation plan with continued work from the ACFS team will follow.
Community members will be provided with an update as this project progresses.