PM announces support for Indigenous communities to take over child welfare services
Last updated 12/8/2020 at 10:12am
The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced in late November that his government is providing $542 million for First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations to help them take over child welfare services.
The cash is part of the federal government's ongoing project to implement Bill C-92, through which Indigenous communities can assert inherent jurisdiction over the system. Parliament passed a law to reform the system in 2019, requiring that children on reserves have access to services equal to those who live off reserves. The legislation also recognizes that Indigenous Peoples'...