Indigenous Children & Youth 2023

Indigenous advocates have been calling for changes to the Indigenous child and family care system for decades. We are now on the precipice of monumental systemic change. Indigenous communities are reclaiming jurisdiction to provide their own child and family services. Governments are working to advance reconciliation.

With these developments come challenges: How do we achieve what is in the best interest of Indigenous children? How do we resolve jurisdictional issues? Is it possible or desirable to remove the government’s involvement completely? What are the different tools we can use to challenge the system? How can we be open to real change?

Join us as we explore these questions and more. This forum will bring together leading experts from Indigenous communities, legal practice, government organizations, and advocacy groups to discuss the latest developments and pressing issues in the area of Indigenous children and family well-being. Delegates will gain a solid understanding of the challenges and opportunities ahead, and ideas on what they can do to help change systems, and support and nurture healthy communities for decades to come.

Attend in-person (Downtown Vancouver) or via live webinar.

To register
By phone: 604-730-2500