An Overview Of An Act Respecting First Nation, Inuit And Metis Children, Youth And Families – McKercher LLP

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 2020336 Views

In Canada, child welfare (the term used to describe a set of government and private services designed to protect children and encourage family stability) has historically fallen under the control of the provinces and territories. Each province and territory has its own specific Act and regulations that direct specified entities to manage, control, and monitor child welfare services for that region. In Saskatchewan, The Child and Family Services Act is the applicable legislation. The actual entities that provide child protection in Saskatchewan are primarily the Ministry of Social Services and the First Nations Child and Family Services Agencies. Historically the federal Government of Canada has not played the leading role in the development or delivery of child services but has always played a supporting role for specific programs and initiatives.

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