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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

Initial Engagement Timeline: April 2 – August 31, 2022 at 4 pm.