Child and Family Well Being Gathering

September 26 - 27, 2018  Vancouver

On behalf of the BC First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) please see attachments below and the following information:


Recently, First Nations in BC will have recieved a letter from Catherine Lappe, BC RDG, regarding upcoming federal engagement sessions regarding children and families legislation. You will have also received save-the-date information from the FNLC, for a multi-day meeting on September 26-27 in Vancouver.


At the January 2018 National Emergency Meeting on Indigenous Child Welfare, the Government of Canada committed to a six-point plan of action that included "exploring co-developed federal legislation," as part of the co-development process, these meetings are an opportunity for collaborative discussion and to listen to First Nations perspectives and advice with respect to co-created options for potential child and family services federal legislation. In addition to the discussion on legislation, Indigenous Services Canada(ISC) would like to discuss community wellbeing funding for the 84 First Nations who are not affiliated with a Delegated Aboriginal Agency. 


BC Region has been allocated $12.3 million per year, for the next five years, for the 84 Nations to be able to provide wellbeing and prevention activities in their communities. ISC would like to engage with the 84 Nations on how that funding should be allocated. Some potential options will be provided ahead of time as a basis for discussion.


Nations are welcome to bring up to 3 people, and are encouraged to include their DAA executive director and/or Board Chair.


If you require further information, please contact Dawn Thomas, FNLC Special Advisor on Children and Families at

Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be sent to you which will include hotel booking information with special rates.  Cut off for the special rate is September 10th.  If you have any issues booking hotel arrangements please connect with Allison Gavin,


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