Reconciliation and Child Welfare Event Hosted by IPAC Manitoba

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This IPAC-Manitoba sponsored event resulted in new collaboration and commitment to further dialogue between the various child authority agencies.  From l-r: Brian Hart, First Nations of Northern Manitoba Child and Family Service Authority, Billie Schibler, Métis Child and Family Services Authority, Patricia Cox, General Child and Family Services Authority, Sandra (Sandie) Stoker, All Nations Coordinated Network of Care, Tara Petti, Southern First Nation Network of Care, Cora Morgan, First Nations Child Advocate 

IPAC Manitoba Event Debrief

On February 2nd, 2017, IPAC Manitoba hosted a full day discussion of how the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission can be implemented in the Child Welfare System in Manitoba. 

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Highlights

  • Communities should have greater control over how things are designed and delivered (they have ideas on solutions; government needs to allow those solutions);
  • Flexibility is needed to respond to different community realities;
  • Current government institutional and program barriers are preventing communities from achieving success; and
  • Need to shift resources away from funding reactionary measures to focus on prevention.

 Speakers

  • Florence Paynter, Elder
  • Cora Morgan, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Children’s Advocate
  • Bert Crocker, Southern First Nations Network of Care
  • Diane Kelly, ADM, Child and Family Services, Province of Manitoba
  • Tara Petti, Southern First Nations Network of Care
  • Billie Schibler, Metis Child and Family Services Authority
  • Brian Hart, First Nations of Northern Manitoba Child and Family Services Authority
  • Patricia Cox, General Child and Family Services Authority
  • Sandra (Sandie) Stoker, All Nations Coordinated Network of Care
  • Morgan and Krystyne, former children in care
  • Diane Redsky, Executive Director, Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre
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Diane Redsky, Executive Director Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, explains their experience with family group conferencing as approach to keeping families together.

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