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Province meets Indigenous leaders on child-welfare funding – Winnipeg Free Press

Feb 21, 2019

After taking heat for unilaterally changing the funding model for child welfare, the Pallister government says it will seek more input from Indigenous groups, who are still demanding basic details on the imminent reform.

“We’ve agreed to work collaboratively, moving forward,” Families Minister Heather Stefanson told reporters after a Thursday meeting held with urging from the First Nations chiefs for both northern and southern Manitoba, as well as the Manitoba Metis Federation.

Stefanson announced last week that Manitoba would be moving to a block-funding model for all child and family services (CFS) agencies. That means it would provide a baseline of funding that isn’t pegged to the number of cases the agency handles.

Last week’s news stunned Indigenous people who help run the CFS system, saying they hadn’t been told about the change.

Read More: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/province-meets-indigenous-leaders-on-child-welfare-funding-506184702.html

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