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Government responds to Auditor General’s and Child and Youth Advocate’s reports

The Ministers of Indigenous Relations and Human Services issued the following statements in response to today’s release of the Auditor General’s and Child and Youth Advocate’s reports on Indigenous children in care.  

“As a social worker and educator, I’ve been involved in the child intervention system in Alberta for over three decades. Front line workers strive to help at-risk children in Indigenous communities, but it’s clear the status quo isn’t working. We need to think differently and have real, community-driven conversations about how to close the gap. We must work towards clearer policy, more reliable funding, and a child-first approach fully consistent with Jordan’s Principle.”

Richard Feehan, Minister of Indigenous Relations

"Every child deserves the opportunity to thrive in a loving, caring environment and reach their full potential. The over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in care is an issue that we must address. ‎While the number of Indigenous children and youth in care has decreased in recent years, there is more work that needs to be done.‎

“Our government is committed to providing culturally appropriate support to Indigenous children in care to ensure their safety and well-being. We accept the recommendations in the reports of the Auditor General and the Child and Youth Advocate and will work with their offices, as well as Indigenous communities, as we examine opportunities to implement them and improve the way we help Indigenous children and youth in this province.”

Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services

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