Health and Social Services Minister Pauline Frost tabled the report of the Child and Family Services Act Review Advisory Committee today in the Legislative Assembly.
The report, Embracing the Children of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, contains 149 recommendations and is the culmination of 18 months of public engagement throughout the territory by the six-member independent advisory committee.
I would like to thank the members of the independent advisory committee for the dedication over the past 18 months. We will take the time necessary to review the recommendations within the report to inform our work to improve outcomes for Yukon children, youth and families.
Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost
We have spent the past year and a half meeting with First Nations and non-First Nations individuals, with First Nations governments, government and non-governmental organizations. We are so appreciative of how people spoke with us honestly and openly and we hope that we have done a good job of honouring their voices in our report.
CFSA Advisory Committee Chair Mo Caley-Verdonk
The review of the Child and Family Services Act is mandated in law. The Act was proclaimed in 2010, replacing the 1982 Children’s Act.
The review of the Child and Family Services Act began in 2018.
The independent advisory committee had six members: Mo Caley-Verdonk, Raymond Sydney, Doris Anderson, Debbie Hoffman, Lori Duncan and Rosemary Rowlands.