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March 30, 2017

Underfunding of Delegated Aboriginal Agencies (DAAs) may mean Indigenous children are being removed from their homes and placed in care simply because the funds are not there to provide support services to their families, finds a report released today by B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth.

Delegated Aboriginal Agencies: How resourcing affects service delivery details the experiences of those who work in the agencies that deliver child and youth services to Indigenous communities and to many Indigenous children and families living outside those communities. This report sets a baseline against which future improvements can be assessed. A similar review of Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) offices – The Thin Front Line – was completed in 2015.