Province, PAGC to continue partnership on Indigenous child welfare project – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202065 Views

The PAGC is in the process of recruiting and training 50 First Nations and Metis foster parents in order to provide culturally-appropriate homes.

In the midst of its successes, the provincial government and the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC) have opted to continue working together on a foster care project that gives First Nations and Métis children the ability to stay close to their home communities.

The community provider program, a partnership between the PAGC and Ministry of Social Services, was announced in October.

The PAGC arranges placements for Métis and First Nations children from the Prince Albert area who are taken into care, helping to find foster parents within the city or the children’s home community.

Through this program, it hopes to recruit and train 50 First Nations and Métis foster parents in order to provide culturally-appropriate homes. So far, five families have completed the assessment and training.

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