Mandate of the FNQLHSSC

In November 2016, at the request of INAC’s regional office in Quebec, the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) agreed to oversee, with the approval of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), the consultation process for the reform of the FNCFS Program.

As the organization responsible for coordinating the consultation process, the FNQLHSSC was entrusted with the mandate to develop and coordinate a consultation strategy to enable First Nations in Quebec to express their needs, solutions and vision with respect to the child and family services in the communities. In this sense, the role of the FNQLHSSC is to mobilize, listen to, guide and support First Nations throughout the consultation process.

The information gathered during the consultations will be analyzed and consolidated by the FNQLHSSC’s project team. The recommendations will be reflected in the regional final report produced by the FNQLHSSC and will be used to guide INAC in the reform of the FNCFS Program. The report will be submitted to the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of INAC on June 30, 2017.