The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the Caring Society requested that the IFSD at the University of Ottawa produce a response to Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) orders 408, 418 and 421, related to the discriminatory funding approach applied by Canada for First Nations Child and Family Services (FNCFS) agencies.
IFSD's 2018 final report, Enabling First Nations Children to Thrive, made eight recommendations for funding and structural changes to the FNCFS program, as well as three recommendations for further research. The National Advisory Committee (NAC) accepted the report in full in February 2019 (awaiting confirmation by ISC). The report was previously submitted as evidence to the CHRT by the Caring Society in January 2019.
Following the acceptance of IFSD's report 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 FNCFS to transition agencies to an outcome-based approach based on well-being for thriving First Nations children.
There are four parts to this project:
IFSD's ask to FNCFS agencies
To make this possible, we need your support and collaboration. The knowledge and data you share and the insight you provide are invaluable to this work. There are two ways FNCFS agencies will be asked to participate:
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