Long-term reform of the First Nation Child and Family Services Program (FNCFS) and Jordan’s Principle
The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN), supported by our national Assembly of First Nations office, is engaging with First Nations leadership in the BC Region to seek feedback and dialogue on the topics of long-term reform of the First Nation Child and Family Services Program (FNCFS) and Jordan’s Principle.
The first step in this engagement was a hybrid meeting that took place on August 16, 2022, in which participants heard presentations on the Final Settlement Agreement on Compensation and the Agreement-in-Principle on long-term reform of the First Nation Child and Family Services Program (FNCFS) and Jordan’s Principle and were provided with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input into next steps.
As part of our work to better understand the priorities and concerns of First Nations in BC as they relate to long-term reform BCAFN will be hosting three (3) Virtual Roundtable Discussions and an Online Survey in October 2022. For more information please contact Maureen.Buchan@bcafn.ca.
The national AFN has developed a number of materials that will inform these Discussions and the Survey, and we invite you to review them, including:
- Jordan's Principle Long-Term Implementation Briefing Note
- Long-Term Reform of the First Nations Child and Family Services Program and Jordan’s Principle: First Nations Workbook
- Compensation Brochure
- Long-Term Reform Brochure Immediate Measures
- Technical Guide
These Roundtables and the Survey will help ensure that BCAFN can bring a well-informed regional perspective to the ongoing work of the AFN on long-term reform of the FNCFS and Jordan’s Principle.