Special Commission on the Rights of the Child and Youth Protection
This brief presents the joint point of view of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC). These two organizations have advocated together for a long time for child and family services in Quebec to be exercised so as to respect the rights and culture of children and families and so that they can ultimately fall under the authority of First Nations.
This brief concisely presents our organizations and explains the institutional and legislative context in which child and family services for First Nations in Quebec evolve. It also sets out the limits of the Quebec legal framework and proposes legislative and administrative improvements which result from numerous steps taken with the Government of Quebec, as well as findings that stem from the work carried out as part of various consultation processes and commissions of inquiry.