In June and July of 2022, Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives Society collaborated with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) to organize special meetings for Kinship Caregivers to provide input into the Family Services Legislative Reform.
The MCFD representatives acknowledged and respected that we were the only organization that requested that we facilitate these sessions. Our request ensured that our kinship caregivers were provided with a safe space to share their lived experiences about their relationship and dealings with MCFD.
Building this relationship also garnered us special considerations regarding the formatting of the formal submission and allowed us to ensure that all comments from every participant would be processed. We must ensure our members are seen, heard, respected and supported.