Doula Project Aims to Strengthen Bonds Between Indigenous Mothers and Infants and Reduce the Number of Days Infants Spend in Care
In this section, you'll find links relevant to those interested current stories and news about First Nations Children and Family Services in Manitoba.
CTV host Maralee Caruso, speaks to Jolene Mercer (Executive Director of the Initiative) and Tara Petti (CEO, Southern Network) to learn about Manitoba's first social impact bond, the Restoring the Sacred Bond Initiative.
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.
Manitoba's first social impact bond is looking for $3 million in private investment to pay for a program to reduce the number of days children in the province spend in care.
Restoring the Sacred Bond is an early intervention program aimed at reducing the number of newborn child welfare apprehensions and days that young children are spending in the care of child welfare.
Teens who give birth in care are 11 times more likely to have their babies taken by child protection services
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.
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.
Arlen Dumas, chief of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, has been elected grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.
Three First Nations children who spent most of their lives in foster care but died after returning to their parents’ care were failed by the Alberta government, according to the province’s child and youth advocate.
Indigenous people in Manitoba overwhelmingly give the provincial government a failing grade when it comes to the child-welfare system. That's according to the results of a poll that asked First Nations and Métis in the province to also weigh in on issues like identity, education and racism.