Feathers of Hope

Child Welfare Forum

The Child Welfare forum took place from May 19 to 23, 2015, with 89 participants attending. At the first Feathers of Hope forum, it was made clear that the Child Welfare system has a major impact on the lives of many First Nations young people. At the Child Welfare forum, youth expressed strong feelings about their experiences with the system, including the perception that Child Welfare workers are not properly trained. Given the responsibility that workers have over the lives of young people and their families, youth want the child welfare workers to demonstrate that they have the skills and the ability to be professional and competent at their jobs.