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Auditor General finds weaknesses in the management of Manitoba’s foster homes

WINNIPEG – Manitoba does not have adequate systems in place to ensure sufficient and appropriate funding for foster home services and to ensure compliance with foster home standards, says Auditor General Norm Ricard. The findings are contained in a new report, Management of Foster Homes, released today. “To ensure the safety and well-being of children […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 20191 Views

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Agencies are really struggling’: High caseloads, lack of staff and long waits for treatment – CBC

Province expects agencies to find savings ‘on the backs of our children’: CFS agency director Nov 07, 2019 West Region Child and Family Services is struggling to keep up with demand for services for children in care citing lack of staff, high caseloads and long waits for counselling and treatment, according to a document obtained […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201914 Views

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AMC responds to MMF Legal Challenge of Canada’s Agreement on Kapyong Barracks

Treaty 1 Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) Chiefs-in-Assembly passed a resolution today to apply for intervenor status in response to the Manitoba Metis Federation’s (MMF) application for judicial review in Federal Court in respect of the government of Canada’s decision to enter into various arrangements and agreements with Treaty 1 First […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201917 Views

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That is not consultation’: Manitoba First Nation fights $453M Manitoba-Minnesota power line in court – CBC

Sagkeeng First Nation arguing for more robust consultation, including compensation, for massive power project Oct 30, 2019 An eastern Manitoba First Nation is taking the provincial government and Manitoba Hydro to court, alleging they failed to consult the community over a $453-million transmission line that will send hydroelectricity south of the border. Sagkeeng First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201913 Views

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First Nation heads to court to stop Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project – CTV News

October 30, 2019 A Manitoba First Nation is taking its case to the highest trial court for the province in an effort to halt the Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project. In a press release, Sagkeeng First Nation said it wants the project stopped so that First Nations are properly consulted and accommodated. Wednesday morning, the community held […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201915 Views

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MB Government: Province Announces Pilot Project that will Give Families at Risk of Child Apprehension a New Start

October 17, 2019 $1.9-Million Investment Will Provide Mental Health, Addictions Services to Families at Risk of Child Apprehension: Stefanson The Manitoba government will partner with the Metis Child and Family Services (CFS) Authority on a new pilot project that will provide mental health and addictions services to families at risk of child apprehension, Families Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201926 Views

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AMC intervenes at the Supreme Court of Canada in a case that has significant implications for all historically disadvantaged groups

Treaty One Territory, MB – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (the “AMC”) will intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in a case affecting all historically disadvantaged groups, including First Nations, as the Court sits for the first time outside of Ottawa. The decision on appeal sends the chilling message that when the cost of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201942 Views

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Child welfare newborn ‘birth alerts’ under review in Manitoba: province –

September 19, 2019 There isn’t a plan to end the use of birth alerts in Manitoba — when social service workers warn hospitals of at-risk expectant mothers without the parents’ consent — but the province is reviewing the practice along with the child welfare system as a whole. “The continued use of birth alerts is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201929 Views

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More women, more people of colour but fewer Indigenous MLAs in Manitoba legislature – CBC

Sep 12, 2019 15 women, 7 people of colour and 7 Indigenous candidates were elected on Tuesday Thirty of the MLAs in Manitoba’s 57-seat legislature this fall will be women, people of colour, Indigenous people or LGBTQ. Fifteen women were elected to the legislature in Tuesday’s provincial election, along with seven people of colour, seven […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201926 Views

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Operating in the dark’: How much detail courts get in child protection cases depends on where you live – CBC

In Manitoba, lack of information make it difficult to work on solutions: lawyer Jul 14, 2019 Little is revealed at the outset of Manitoba child protection cases about why kids are taken into care, a recent CBC investigation into child protection court found — but lawyers in two other provinces say that’s not the case […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201969 Views

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