By Email Re: First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada et al v. Attorney General of Canada (Tribunal File: T1340/7008)
10 October 2023
Splitting prevention funding between First Nations and Agencies Starting in the 2023/24 fiscal year, ISC acceded to requests from individual First Nations served by FNCFS Agencies to re-direct some or all the $2,500 per person prevention allotment away from the FNCFS Agency to the First Nation’s own prevention initiatives, contrary to the sharing of the prevention funding contemplated in the conse. [...] Priority to preventative care 14(1) In the context of providing child and family services in relation to an Indigenous child, to the extent that providing a service that promotes preventative care to support the child’s family is consistent with the best interests of the child, the provision of that service is to be given priority over other services. [...] Socio-economic conditions 15 In the context of providing child and family services in relation to an Indigenous child, to the extent that it is consistent with the best interests of the child, the child must not be apprehended solely on the basis of his or her socio-economic conditions, including poverty, lack of adequate housing or infrastructure or the state of health of his or her parent or the. [...] Canada’s position is even more puzzling in the wake of the compensation order, where the price of non-compliance and discrimination far exceeded the costs of remedying the inequalities that caused the harm to tens of thousands of victims. [...] The Caring Society acknowledges that efforts to revise the capital guide are ongoing and that the Parties continue to have discussions about the capital process, but revisions to the guide are unlikely to resolve Canada’s non-compliance and the resulting adverse consequences for children, youth, and families.