Resources

 

Children and Family Development Government Websites

Adoption and adopting a child, please consult:
http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/adoption/index.htm

Child Abuse — What exactly constitutes, or makes something abusive in Canada? For information on how kids are kept safe, please consult:
http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/child_protection/index.htm

Child, Family and Community Services Act — Legislation that governs the Ministry for Children and Family Development:
http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/C/96046_01.htm

Child protection information, see:
http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/child_protection/index.htm

Family Relations Act — Custody, Guardianship and Access
Answers to questions regarding Custody, Guardianship and Access for parents whose children are not involved with the Ministry of Children and Family Development:
http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/F/96128_01.htm

Ministry of Children and Family Development website – lots of good information:
http://www.gov.bc.ca/bvprd/bc/channel.do?action=ministry&channelID=8379&…

Rights of Children in Care, please consult:
http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/foster/incare.htm

Children and the Law Sites

Children who break the law or are suspected of being involved in criminal activity are dealt with under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) replaced the old legislation that was named Young Offender’s Act (YOA) in 2003. For concerned parents and individuals who are interested in information regarding the involvement of the law and a child, please consult: http://lois.justice.gc.ca/

Youth Criminal Justice Act
http://www.ycja.ca

Community Support
For help in tracking down agencies for support, please search in the Redbook at:
http://www2.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/Dbs/Redbook/htmlPgs/Search/rbSearch.html

Culture and History Sites

Alberta Métis
http://albertametis.ca

Alberta Métis Historical Society
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/albertametis/index.htm

Fur Trade Métis specific
http://www.civilization.ca/vmnf/popul/coureurs/index2en.htm

History of Canoes – Saskatchewan
http://canoesaskatchewan.rkc.ca/history.htm

Louis Riel and Louis Riel Institute
http://www.louisrielinstitute.com/adult-learning-centre.php

Métis and Ojibwa Photo Gallery
http://www.metismuseum.ca/browse/index.php/443

Metis Content
http://www.othermetis.net/links/Metis.html

Metis Culture
http://scaa.sk.ca/ourlegacy/exhibit_metisculture

Voyageurs and the Fur Trade
http://www.civilization.ca/vmnf/popul/coureurs/index2en.htm

British Columbia History of First Nations
http://victoria.tc.ca/Resources/bchistory-disciplines-1stnations.html

Freedom of Information
This site will help you know your rights with regard to Privacy and Freedom of Information:
http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/F/96165_01.htm

Health Related Sites

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, please look at the website for the Asante Centre for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome at: http://www.asantecentre.org/

Mental Health in Children and Youth
It is important for families to remember that any concerns regarding child and youth mental health should initially be addressed with a family physician. The family physician most likely will take steps from this initial dialogue concerning a child’s mental wellness and proceed as required. For questions related to child and youth mental health, consult:
http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/mhd/.htm
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca