“This cost-sharing agreement has served as the basis for the health service of children and children who have become raw materials in Ontario`s health care system,” said Day. 3 The Minister, with the consent of the Lieutenant Governor in the Council, may enter into agreements with the Crown under Canadian law, or an agency in that country, the court stated that the current funding gaps should be corrected by the application of the Jordanian principle, which states that jurisdictional issues should not impede the provision of equitable services to children and youth in reserve. The agreement, last amended in 1981, was reached to provide the province with social services, including child and family services, to First Nations. Under the agreement, Ottawa reimburses approximately 93 per cent of its spending to Ontario. (a) compensation to any children`s aid society that extends its facilities and services to Indians; Ottawa, Ontario and the province`s First Nations are working to reopen the 50-year-old agreement that governs the funding of First Nation child welfare and is held responsible for Sixties Scoop in the province. Ontario began with the large-scale arrest of First Nation children at the time the agreement was signed, according to evidence filed with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. The court issued another ruling on Thursday ordering the federal government to increase the pace of increased funding and the necessary reform of the protection of First Nation children. This decision is the Second Decision by the Court on the remedies that should arise from the Court`s January 2016 decision that Canada`s child welfare funding model is unlawfully discriminatory against First Nations children. The first appeals decision was made public in April 2016 and ordered Canada to comply with the Court`s ruling and take immediate action to eliminate discrimination. “We want to open it up and see what it looks like, how to modernize the 1965 agreement,” Day said. The well-being of Aboriginal children and families is a priority for the governments of Canada and Ontario. Minister Bennett reaffirmed the need for comprehensive reform of the child and family services component of the 1965 agreement.
This is a critical step in prioritizing prevention services and supporting First Nations-led institutions that build on community strengths and help children grow up in a safe and healthy environment with a secure personal and cultural identity. “Canada is committed and working to improve services for First Nations children and families by reforming the First Nations Child and Family Services Program. While we made progress with our partners last year, the next step must be a review of the best interests component of the 1965 agreement. Children are our future and, in order for them to start their lives at their best, we must move together from an approach based on the intervention of anxiety and protection to preventive approaches to community, family and children`s rights and well-being. Cooperation in true partnership with First Nations is essential to the development of community-based reform solutions that reduce the number of children in care and lead to better health, education and economic outcomes. and OTTAWA, August 14, 2017 /CNW/ – Today, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs, hosted a leadership meeting with representatives of the Ontario Chiefs and representatives of First Nations Social Services, as well as Michael Coteau, OntarioS Minister of Children and Youth Services and Responsible for Anti-Racism, and David Zimmer, Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, to discuss our commitment to comprehensive reform of First Nations child and family services in Ontario.