Social Impact Bonds

Restoring the Sacred Bond

Restoring the Sacred Bond Initiative with illustration of dreamcatcher

Preventing infants from coming into care and reducing time spent in care by early reunification, Restoring the Sacred Bond supports 200 expectant mothers.

The Government of Manitoba, Southern First Nations Network of Care (SFNNC) and Wiijii'idiwag Ikwewag , and investors partnered to create Restoring the Sacred Bond, a service that matches Indigenous Birth Helpers with Indigenous mothers, with a key goal of reducing the number of First Nations infants apprehended into the child welfare system.

The program is being funded by a social impact bond and is the first of its kind in Manitoba.

Restoring the Sacred Bond (RSB) in Numbers


Number of families that will be enrolled


Number of investors who have backed the project

10, 000

The number of children in care in Manitoba

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