Child and Family Services

Federal Legislation

Bill C-92: An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families June 21 2019

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.

Toward a 10-Year Canada-Métis Nation Child and Family Services Accord:

Memorandum of Understanding on Canada-Métis Nation Child and Family Services Accord June 12, 2019

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.

A Métis Rights and Jurisdiction Approach to Child and Family Services August 2018

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.

Community-Based Child and Family Services Across the Métis Nation, An Environmental Scan MNC July 2018

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.

Statement by Minister of Indigenous Services Canada at Emergency Meeting on First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation Child and Family Services, January 2018

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.