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Manitoba Announces First Social Impact Bond

Manitoba Announces First Social Impact Bond

Doula Project Aims to Strengthen Bonds Between Indigenous Mothers and Infants and Reduce the Number of Days Infants Spend in Care

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Youth Leaving State Care Need Education Support

Youth Leaving State Care Need Education Support

The general public should stay informed about the well-being of young people in care and hold governments to account — to ensure that they are meeting their obligations to support young people’s well-being and educational progress.

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Province, CFS join forces, seek investment in program to reduce Indigenous kids in care

Province, CFS join forces, seek investment in program to reduce Indigenous kids in care

The pilot will support up to 200 at-risk expectant mothers. SFNNC will lead the project and work with the doula service provider, Wiijii’idiwag Ikwewag, to identify expectant mothers who may not have the resources to effectively parent their babies.

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Southern Network 15th Annual General Meeting – October 4, 2018

Southern Network 15th Annual General Meeting – October 4, 2018

Southern First Nations Network of Care is pleased to invite you to our 15th Annual General Meeting.

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CBC News: We're separating babies from their teenage mothers in care, perpetuating a never-ending cycle

CBC News: We're separating babies from their teenage mothers in care, perpetuating a never-ending cycle

Teens who give birth in care are 11 times more likely to have their babies taken by child protection services

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CBC News: B.C. court rules against MCFD, permits Indigenous mother and child to return home with supports

CBC News: B.C. court rules against MCFD, permits Indigenous mother and child to return home with supports

A provincial court judge has overturned a Ministry of Child and Family Development sanctioned apprehension and ordered an Indigenous mother to be reunited with her baby.

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First Nations CFS agencies tackle funding gaps

First Nations CFS agencies tackle funding gaps

First Nations child welfare agencies in Manitoba have been quietly working with Ottawa and the province to bridge discriminatory funding gaps amid loud protests over a longstanding shortfall, the Free Press has learned.

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BC Court: Indigenous heritage doesn't overrule other factors in adoption.

BC Court: Indigenous heritage doesn't overrule other factors in adoption.

Aboriginal heritage must be considered when placing a child with an adoptive family, but it does not overrule all other factors in deciding their best interests, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled.

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CBC News: Arlen Dumas elected grand chief of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

CBC News: Arlen Dumas elected grand chief of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Arlen Dumas, chief of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, has been elected grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.

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