For Immediate Release:
First Nations Leadership Council
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
First Nations Education Steering Committee
June 4, 2020

VICTORIA – Indigenous children and youth in government care and former youth in care are
entitled to consistent and reliable support at school, home and in their communities, to ensure
they get the most out of their school years and are set up for success in life.

The First Nations Children and Youth in Care Protocol, signed May 26, 2020, commits the
Province and First Nations to work together to engage in dialogue and joint action on specific
issues and initiatives, seeking to improve the educational outcomes and well-being of
Indigenous children and youth in care, and former youth in care through legislative, policy and
practice reform.