In advance of the upcoming meeting with Jane Philpott, federal Minister of Indigenous Services, on January 25-26, 2018, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for child and family services convened to discuss emerging opportunities.

The ministers reaffirmed their commitment to addressing the overrepresentation of Indigenous children and youth in care and to improving outcomes for Indigenous children and youth. They discussed the importance of meaningful collaboration with Indigenous leaders and communities and the government of Canada on the federal reform of child and family services for Indigenous children, youth, and families, and issued the following statement:

Read statement here.