The First Nations Child and Family Wellness Council (FNCFWC) is committed to supporting First Nations in any path they choose to care for their children and families. The FNCFWC respects the inherent rights and jurisdiction of all First Nations and offers political advocacy and support as requested, acknowledging that each Nation has issues specific to their communities.
First Nations have been exercising their inherent rights and jurisdiction to care for their children and families through various approaches: delegated authority, Nation-driven models or stronger partnerships with the current provincial system. First Nations are at different stages of development within these approaches, from planning, capacity building and implementation of governance. Many efforts are underway, through many paths and at all levels, to increase community capacity and control with respect to the wellness of our children.