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Aboriginal Child and Youth Strategy

January 25, 2013

Working together with Aboriginal partners, Ontario will develop a multi-year Aboriginal Children and Youth Strategy. Responding to the recommendations from the Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare and former Ontario Aboriginal Advisor, John Beaucage, the strategy will focus on building community-driven, integrated and culturally appropriate supports to help Aboriginal children and young people grow up healthy and reach their full potential.

Together with Aboriginal partners, Ontario will develop an Aboriginal Children and Youth Strategy that includes:

  • Identifying services that are needed by First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and urban Aboriginal children, youth and their families;
  • Increasing control for Aboriginal communities in designing and delivering services for local children and youth;
  • Recognizing the local needs and priorities of different First Nation, Métis, Inuit and urban Aboriginal communities;
  • Promoting the delivery of culturally based services that better meet the needs of each community.

You can read the Ontario government news release, “Taking Action to Help Aboriginal Children” available at Ontario government website.

To find recommendations from the Commission to Promote Sustainable Child Welfare, see “Realizing a Sustainable Child Welfare System in Ontario” at the Commission’s website.

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