An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families (C-92) 

On June 21, 2019, the Government of Canada adopted An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, which confirms the rights and jurisdiction of Indigenous peoples in matters of child and family services. Among other things, this Act recognizes a much broader definition of the best interests of the child than the Youth Protection Act (YPA) and stresses the importance of having access to preventive first-line services. 

The official effective date was January 1, 2020. Since that date, the First Nations and Inuit communities and organizations have the opportunity to develop their own youth protection legislation. In addition, the principles of Act C92 are added to and take precedence over certain provincial principles found in the YPA in matters of child and family services. 

The FNQLHSSC is monitoring the implementation of this Act. For further information or if you have any questions, please contact the FNQLHSSC social services sector by telephone at 418-842-1540 or by email at info@cssspnql.com