17. Most first nations we contacted rated their working relationship with the Department as positive, while others said the relationship was sometimes difficult. In October 2012, the Department formalized a Memorandum of Understanding with Kwanlin Dune First Nation to work collaboratively and in partnership under the Kwanlin Dune Child Protection Issues for the Overall Safety and Benefits of Children Act. 7.3 Canada reserves the right to conduct public communications, announcements, events, public relations and promotional activities through the Framework and bilateral agreements. Canada is committed to notifying Yukon 10 days in advance of any public announcements regarding the framework, bilateral agreements and results of investments under this Agreement. 31. Transition planning is important because it provides youth with training, guidance and support so that they can gradually take responsibility for their own care, based on their abilities, until they leave ministry care or care. The ministry has a responsibility to support these youth in their transition to adulthood. 17. Can adoption assistance agreements be amended at the request of the adoptive parents? 13.1 This Agreement, including Annexes 1 and 2, covers the entire Agreement entered into by the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. 35. The Department is responsible for ensuring that these children and adolescents have the opportunity to undergo annual medical and dental examinations. The absence of such services can have a long-term impact on a child`s health.
This is especially true for children in care: research shows that, on average, they are less healthy and more vulnerable due to their high trauma, stress, insecurity and instability. Children`s physical health has also been shown to be an important determinant of their ability to cope with developmental problems. See our recommendation in paragraph 46. 3.3.1 Canada has committed to consider the annual allocation for the period 2021-2022 to 2027-2028 to be slightly lower than the annual allocation under this current agreement. Funding for the coming years will be provided through the renewal of bilateral agreements, which will be conditional on Canada adopting new action plans and reporting on the results of the Phase 2 outcome assessment. The deadline for a new agreement has not yet been set. 13.1 This Agreement, including Annexes 1 and 2, covers the entire agreement concluded by the Parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. Canada and Yukon will continue to work together towards a one-year extension of this agreement and a renewed Early Learning and Child Care Agreement between Canada and Yukon. The Government Organization Act authorizes the Minister of Yukon to enter into agreements with the Government of Canada under which Canada undertakes to provide funding for costs incurred by the Government of Yukon in providing early childhood education and care programs and services.
56. Due to the heavy workload combined with isolation and the lack of family support services and programs, the Department is experiencing difficulties in retaining staff in some municipalities. However, it strives to cover regional vacancies so that municipalities do not remain without services for an extended period of time. The lack of social workers in communities means that children and youth in those communities may not receive the protection they need because social workers cannot meet the requirements of the Child and Family Services Act. 81. The Yukon Department of Health and Social Services complies with many of the requirements of the Child and Family Services Act and its policies and procedures. Nevertheless, we have concluded that the Department is not adequately carrying out some of its main tasks in the protection and well-being of children, adolescents and their vulnerable families. The Ministry needs to improve compliance with requirements for reviewing and updating case and care plans; the development of transition plans for the care of young people; ensure that all children in their care or who receive annual medical and dental examinations; and conducting annual reviews of nursing homes. The Department should also develop key performance indicators and review existing evaluation results for its family and child services programs. It should also improve its data collection, analysis of information and reporting on such programmes in order to be able to improve programmes and services where necessary.
68. The Department invests financial and human resources in the Healthy Families Programme and the Child Development Centre. However, without knowing how the programs work, he does not know whether he should make changes to these programs or consider other programs to provide better services to children, youth and families. 51. In September 2013, the Department finalized an action plan to respond to the reports. The plan sets targets to address the areas of low compliance identified in the 2011/12 compliance report. Areas include reviewing case and care plans, as well as transition planning for adolescents entering adulthood and leaving care. The action plan also sets measurable timelines for the goals.
For example, the Action Plan includes a deadline of March 31, 2014 to ensure compliance with the requirements for assessments, care plans and annual reviews for all children in the Ministry`s care. 11pm Once the ministry has approved a nursing home and brought a child into that home, the ministry must conduct an annual review of the home. According to the Child and Family Services Act Policy Manual, the annual review process includes a foster family assessment in which all adults living in the household are met and interviewed to determine whether the home continues to meet the standards. The annual review process also includes updated home health and safety inspection, foster parent agreement, and oath of silence. 30. Youth may remain in the custody or custody of the Department until the age of 19 (the age of majority in Yukon) and receive transitional assistance until age 24. In anticipation of the end of detention, the ministry must begin transitional planning with young people from the age of 16. The Child and Family Services Act requires social workers to document transition planning through transition case plans. 11. We examined the services that the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs provides to children, young people and their families.
We reviewed a random sample of 69 files: 16 cases where the Ministry provided child protection services to families, 33 files for children in the Care or Custody of the Ministry, and 20 nursing home files. Our objective was to assess whether the Department met certain requirements of the Yukon Child and Family Services Act, as well as certain policies and procedures. 3.3.2 The extension will allow Yukon and Canada to review and correct course as necessary and realign new priorities in future bilateral agreements based on progress to date. 32. We reviewed the files of 13 youth aged 16 to 19 who were in the care or custody of the Department and 4 youth aged 20 to 21 who were no longer in their custody because they had reached the age of majority, but who continued to have services available. We found that only 7 of these 17 files contained a reference to transitional case planning. Without temporary case plans, youth leaving ministry custody may not have received the education, advice and support they need. This is a cause for concern, especially since studies show that many adolescents who leave foster care have difficulty making the transition to adulthood. See our recommendation in paragraph 46. 4.6.8 In the event that this change is made after 31. Approved in March 2020, the parties agree that this is an extension of the Agreement from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020 from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 and, as such, the transfer provisions will continue to apply.
The Department of Employment and Social Development Act empowers the federal Minister to enter into agreements with the provinces and territories to facilitate the formulation, coordination and implementation of programs or policies within the mandate of the federal Minister. 9. The objective of the audit was to determine whether the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is adequately carrying out its main tasks in the protection and well-being of children, adolescents and their vulnerable families. We examined whether the department met certain requirements of the Yukon Child and Family Services Act, as well as certain policies and procedures to ensure that it is acting in the best interests of children. We also examined whether the Department collects data, analyzes information, and reports on selected programs for families and children to measure and evaluate performance and results in order to improve its programs and services as needed. Eleven of Yukon`s 14 First Nations have negotiated and signed comprehensive claims and self-government agreements. 51. In September 2013, the Department adopted an action plan to respond to the reports. The plan sets targets to address the areas of low compliance identified in the 2011-2012 Compliance Report […].