Federal implementation approach for An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit And Métis Children, Youth And Families

This page outlines Indigenous Services Canada's (ISC) proposed approach and reflects perspectives raised by partners, such as national Indigenous organizations, and through federal/provincial territorial and Indigenous technicians' meetings on the implementation of the Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families. As it is anticipated that this document could serve as a framework to support future conversations, ISC would appreciate any feedback from partners on the approach outlined below.

Moving forward, the Government of Canada remains committed to reviewing the provisions and operations of the Act every 5 years in collaboration with Indigenous peoples, including representatives of First Nations, Inuit and Métis as prescribed under Section 31(1) of the Act.

As work progresses toward reforming the child and family services system for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, ISC will focus with its partners, such as Indigenous communities, national Indigenous organizations and their technicians, and provinces and territories on the following key areas to support the implementation the Act. They include:

Distinctions-based governance engagement mechanisms

Other engagement


Capacity-building for communities preparing to enter coordination agreement discussions would include:

Coordination agreement discussions

Operationalization of Indigenous child and family services laws

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