What is this engagement about?
B.C. is reforming child and family service legislation to improve services for all children and families. These changes will also better support the rights of Indigenous peoples, including Indigenous Governments, as they deliver child and family services under their laws.
The goals of this initiative are:
- Changing the current legislative model to one that promotes prevention supports and keeps children within their families, communities, and cultures;
- Alignment of child and family service legislation with the federal Act respecting First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children, youth and families (Federal Act) and the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act); and
- Pursuing both short-term and longer-term legislative amendments to support systemic transformation
Engagement Timeline: April 2 – August 31, 2022 at 4 pm.
Child, Family and Community Service Act Reform
How to participate
B.C. is seeking input and direction from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit governments, organizations, and people to inform changes to policy and legislation. We also want to hear from non-Indigenous community and social service organizations and people who have experience with child and family services.
We encourage individuals and organizations that represent Black people, People of Colour, women, 2SLGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities, youth and young adults, and Elders to take part. Submit any accessibility requests through accessible engagement options.
Share your views about Child, Family and Community Service Act Reform by completing the online survey before August 31st.
Register for virtual engagement sessions
I am interested in participating in a future engagement session.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development is looking for input on priorities for changes to the child and family services system by August 31st.
Feedback from engagement sessions, the online survey, written submissions, and conversations with key partners, will help government set the foundation for what we should be prioritizing in our reform work.