Child and Family Service Reform

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Update for Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives
as presented by Richel Donaldson Manager, Strategic Child Welfare & Reconciliation Policy of the Ministry of Children and Family Development – at the Aging and Kinship Care Gathering in Kamloops on 10 June 2023


  • The Child, Family and Community Service Act and the Adoption Act form the foundation of our service system in BC.
  • Changes to legislation are needed to improve services for all children and families.
  • Goals:
    • Promote prevention and support connection
    • Align with the Federal Act and Declaration Act
    • Short- and long-term changes to support systemic transformation

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