As part of the Ministry of Social Services’ Child Welfare Transformation Strategy, the ministry is conducting a comprehensive review of its child welfare legislation and is holding sessions across the province.
From April 28 to June 30, 2014, service providers, First Nations and Métis organizations and citizens, other child welfare stakeholders, and the general public in Saskatchewan will engage with the ministry in one of three ways:
Engagement sessions — select delegations will be invited to meet with ministry officials to share their views on child welfare legislation, as well as provide written submissions.
Written submissions — select individuals and organizations will be invited to provide a written submission.
Online engagement — anyone with an interest in child welfare in Saskatchewan may complete an online questionnaire. The questionnaire can be accessed from April 28 to June 30, 2014, on the Government of Saskatchewan’s website. For more information on the review and to fill out the online questionnaire, please visit www.socialservices.gov.sk.ca/CFS-Adoption-Discussion-Guide.
“The protection of children and their overall well-being is a priority that we all share, and one that I take very seriously,” Social Services Minister June Draude said. “Reviewing and updating our legislation is a critical step toward transforming the child welfare system and shaping the future for children and families.” The Child and Family Services Act and The Adoption Act, 1998 are the pieces of legislation that are being reviewed. These two Acts not only guide the ministry in their daily work, but also form the foundation of the child welfare system.
Please feel free to contact the Ministry of Social Services toll-free at 1-800-565-2400, by email at CFSLegislationRev...@gov.sk.ca, or by mail at:
Ministry of Social Services
Attn: Child and Family Services Legislative Review
1920 Broad St., 10th floor
Regina, SK S4P 3V6