This enactment, co -developed by the Government of Canada and the Métis Nation, First Nations and the Inuit, affirms the rights and jurisdiction of Indigenous peoples in relation to child and family services and sets out principles applicable, on a national level, to the provision of child and family services in relation to Indigenous children, such as the best interests of the child, cultural continuity and substantive equality.
Continues a process for Canada and the Métis Nation to jointly undertake the development of a a 10-Year Canada-Métis Nation Child and Family Services Accord. The Accord will promote Métis Nation jurisdiction over the design and delivery of child and family programs and services and facilitate the successful implementation of Bill C- 92.
This powerpoint presentation to the Métis Nation Child and Family Services Policy Session, August 22, 2018, by the law firm Pape, Salter and Teillet consists of grounding a rights and jurisdiction approach to Métis child and family services, the current state of affairs in the Métis Nation, and key elements for federal legislation.
This report provides an environmental scan of child and family service practices and models that could be used by the Métis Nation and Métis service providers in developing and enhancing child and family services.
This statement from Minister Philpott announces her government’s commitment to six points of action to address the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in care in Canada.