About AFM

AFM Client Bill of Rights

As an AFM client, you have the right to:

  • Expect that the information you provide will be treated in a confidential manner.  No personal information will be shared outside of the AFM without your written consent except:
    • if you disclose any abuse, past or present, or circumstances that require a report to a child welfare agency under The Child and Family Services Act
    • if there is danger of harm to yourself or to another person
    • if your file is subpoenaed by a court of law or if a staff member is subpoenaed to testify in a court of law
    • if a law of Manitoba or Canada requires it
    • in the course of a medical emergency
  • Be listened to and treated with respect
  • A safe environment free from discrimination
  • Have all the information so you can decide on the most appropriate program
  • Refuse to disclose information
  • Have your support network involved in your rehabilitation if possible

As an AFM client, you have the responsibility to:

  • Attend and participate to the best of your ability in all scheduled sessions
  • Discuss any issues or concerns with your counsellor and to ask questions where needed
  • Treat others with respect
  • Respect the rights and confidentiality of others
  • Be aware that AFM programs are voluntary

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