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Recommendations for improving prevention-based efforts

Recommendation 19: The BC government and MCFD should increase preventative program funding to Indigenous communities for existing or new promising practices. Funding must be equitable, sustained and long-term, and cover the delivery of holistic services as identified by communities. Funding should cover services such as:

  • Human resource needs of community-based groups including issues with retention, burn out, inequity in pay scales etc.
  • In-home support
  • Pregnancy support and baby welcoming programs
  • Transition support programming for families after children have been removed or upon being returned home
  • Supports for parents whose children are in care
  • Provide in-home support immediately as a tool to prevent removal
  • Funding for cultural programming that is consistent and frequent

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