The Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy (IFSD) at the University of Ottawa is pleased to continue its collaboration with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Caring Society on First Nations child welfare. 

Following the acceptance of IFSD’s report, Enabling First Nations Children to Thrive by the National Advisory Committee (NAC), IFSD was asked to undertake a follow-on study to identify options and plans for a change in structure and resources in First Nations Child and Family Services (FNCFS) to transition agencies to an outcome-based approach based on well-being for thriving First Nations children. 

For more detail on Phase 1, see the final report and related interim updates.

Cindy Blackstock is Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.