Important Information

In 2019, the Government of Canada passed An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families. This act affirms the need:

  • to respect the diversity of all Indigenous peoples, including the diversity of their laws, rights, treaties, histories, cultures, languages, customs and traditions,
  • to take into account the unique circumstances and needs of Indigenous elders, parents, youth, children, persons with disabilities, women, men and gender-diverse persons and two-spirit persons,
  • to address the needs of Indigenous children and to help ensure that there are no gaps in the services that are provided in relation to them, whether they reside on a reserve or not,
  • to eliminate the over-representation of Indigenous children in child and family services systems, and
  • to enact legislation for the benefit of Indigenous children, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation children;

For more information contact Colin Sinclair, Chief Administrative Officer, Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child & Family Services Society: colin.sinclair@ktunaxa.org