IFSD will produce monthly updates posted on this website. These written updates can be supplemented with briefings to interested parties by IFSD. Project results (interim and final) will be published on this website as soon as they are available.
IFSD is pleased to provide this fifth monthly update to its stakeholders on the progress of the First Nations Child and Family Services (FNCFS) project.
During the month of September, IFSD has continued its work to develop a costing model.
Table 1: Costing table overview.
IFSD was asked to clarify agencies’ accessibility to liability insurance. Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, was retained by IFSD to provide an opinion on liability insurance and implications for increased jurisdiction of agencies.
Principal findings include:
We are grateful to all agencies that have participated in the survey. We’re pleased to report that the national participation rate has climbed to 75%. For an overview of provincial participation rates, see Chart 1.
Chart 1: Overview of provincial participation rates.
Are you willing to offer more insight into your agency’s resource profile? We are looking for agencies who are willing to share their experiences in writing or in conversation (by phone) to offer perspective on the following six questions:
In the next month, IFSD will define cost variables and their impacts on a cost estimation model. Using this model, IFSD will begin its cost analysis of the gap between the current and desired states (based on defined scenarios) for FNCFS agencies.
IFSD will continue to engage with agencies throughout the project and keep agencies up to date on progress with monthly updates. IFSD is pleased to respond to requests for further information or to provide individual briefings on the project and its progress.
We are always happy to hear from you. Thank you to everyone who has emailed and called us with feedback and suggestions. We could not do this work without your support and insight.
For questions about the project or to participate, please contact:
Dr. Helaina Gaspard, Director, Governance and Institutions
Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy