Decolonizing Child Welfare Webinar Learning Series
Join us on our journey as we open a new chapter in our ongoing work and vision of transforming child welfare in the city of Toronto.
In October, we launched a bi-monthly Child Welfare Learning Series for community and partners devoted to explaining and examining the Child and Family Well-being services that the agency provides to Toronto’s Indigenous community. The Learning Series will begin with an overview of the current state of Indigenous child welfare services in Toronto, including a review of the challenges and opportunities for a redesign in the context of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, the enactment of Bill C-92 and the Child Welfare Redesign initiatives in the province of Ontario. Development of the Learning Series modules will require Native Child and Family Services of Toronto to undergo a critical examination of our child and family well-being services, including standards, service eligibility criteria, assessment tools, and current practices. The purpose of this critical examination will be to identify priorities for a redesign to reduce the number of Indigenous children in care and ensure that all Indigenous children in care are placed with extended family or, at minimum, in their communities with strong connections to their families.