Le Lézard
Classified in: Business
Subjects: ECO, AVO, CFG

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Responds to Federal Budget Initiatives


TORONTO, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The federal budget tabled today includes welcome investments aimed at helping Indigenous children and families succeed and at advancing reconciliation, according to Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST). 

"Native Child and Family Services of Toronto maintains a daily focus on reconciliation, working with governments to restore health, wellness, prosperity and self-determination to the Indigenous community in Toronto and looks forward to working with the federal government on the reconciliation initiatives outlined in today's budget", says Jeffrey Schiffer, Executive Director of NCFST. 

It is unfortunate, however, that the funding mechanisms underlining today's budget measures are designed in a way that does not address the acute needs of Indigenous people living off reserve in large urban areas such as the GTA.  Similarly, while a welcome initiative, the measures contained in Bill C-92 in relation to child and family services are solely focused on the importance of Indigenous governance bodies, rather than also involving the Indigenous agencies delivering services in urban centres. 

"NCFST is on the front lines in Toronto, transforming mainstream social work and community services through evidence-based Indigenous values and practices.  We look forward to bringing this higher-level thinking to the initiatives announced in today's budget, as well as to the application of Bill C-92," added Dr. Schiffer.

SOURCE Native Child and Family Services of Toronto


These press releases may also interest you

at 02:39
Heliospectra AB (publ) (FIRSTNORTH: HELIO), a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for controlled environments horticulture, today present their Interim Management Statement for January to March 2019. Turnover and Profit/Loss January...

at 02:18
Raketech, a leading online affiliate and content marketing company, continues to expand its offering of online sports TV listing platforms by acquiring Finland's leading sports listing website TVmatsit.com. TVmatsit.com is a product that has clear...

at 02:15
Yara International (OSE: YAR), a global leader in crop nutrition, and IBM , today announced an agreement to build the world's leading digital farming platform, providing holistic digital services and instant agronomic advice. Yara and IBM Services...

at 02:05
SES S.A. announced its financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2019 with revenue and EBITDA in line with company expectations and SES on track to deliver on its 2019 financial outlook. Continued focus on execution...

at 02:00
A second, internationally-leading tax advisory firm has compiled a report finding that St Kitts and Nevis' Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme does not threaten tax collection or reporting under the CRS. Smith & Williamson, headquartered in...

at 01:37
First-quarter Group unit sales down 4% to 773,800 units Revenue stable at ?39.7 billion (Q1 2018: ?39.8 billion) Group EBIT significantly lower at ?2.8 billion (Q1 2018: ?3.3 billion) Slight decrease in net profit to ?2.1 billion (Q1 2018: ?2.4...



News published on 19 march 2019 at 19:28 and distributed by: