In June 2015, Special Advisor Grand Chief Ed John was approached by the BC Premier’s Office to advise and report to the BC government on the following three topics related to Indigenous child welfare:
- “Permanency” for then approximately 2,800 Indigenous children in permanent care under Continuing Custody Orders (CCOs).
- The Council of the Federation’s July 2015 report, Aboriginal Children in Care – Report to Canada’s Premiers, with the expressed interest in focusing on reducing the number of Indigenous children in care and enhancing prevention and intervention work.
- Early years initiatives for Indigenous children.
His report was delivered in late November 2016. Click the link to view the report.