Children and Families

With jurisdiction, culture and traditional practices at the cornerstone of services for Aboriginal children and families, the Province is supporting Aboriginal self-determination through community and service development initiatives that are led by Aboriginal communities. There are currently 89 First Nations involved in the Indigenous Approaches work, along with many urban Aboriginals and Métis communities which will result in culturally-based and community owned services and systems for Aboriginal peoples.

Important milestones in the area of child and family services include the 2009 Recognition and Reconciliation Protocol on First Nations Children, Youth and Families and British Columbia’s endorsement of Jordan’s Principle in 2008.

Visit ministry websites to learn more about specific child and family related initiatives and responsibilities.

To find out about recent accomplishments, visit the New Relationship website.