• The AFNQL and the FNQLHSSC submit a joint brief to the National Assembly
Oct 27, 2016

Last September 29, the AFNQL and the FNQLHSSC presented their brief entitled "Culture: The Key to First Nations Wellness" as part of the parliamentary committee on Bill 99: An Act to Amend the Youth Protection Act and other Provisions.


This bill namely incorporates into the Youth Protection Act the concept of preservation of cultural identity for First Nations and Inuit children. It also provides for exceptions to the general rule of confidentiality so that an authority that is responsible for child and family services in a community can be notified when a child must be removed from their family environment.

The writing of these provisions was conducted as part of a collaborative process between First Nations, the Inuit, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS), certain youth protection directors and the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux.

After the end of the parliamentary committees, on October 5, the MSSS will proceed to make certain amendments to the bill. The AFNQL and the FNQLHSSC will have the opportunity to respond to these amendments through a complementary brief.



For more information on the progress of the work, please contact Ms. Marie Noël Collin at marie-noel.collin@cssspnql.com or at 418-842-1540, extension 2805.