Join us for a discussion on the challenges and barriers Indigenous families are facing with respect to Calgary Child and Family Services and other forms of child interventions. This workshop is a chance to learn more about the issue from a social justice perspective.
According to the 2016 census, Indigenous peoples comprise 7% of Alberta's population. In the most recent data available from the Alberta Ministry of Community and Social Services, 62% of children and youth in Child Intervention services are Indigenous.
Facilitators will include Jocelyn from Mahmawi-atoskiwin, a local organization that works with families through traditional Aboriginal teachings and other approaches. Jocelyn works with Indigenous wom
en navigating child welfare.
Carla and Michelle are also facilitating. They work closely together at Legal Aid Alberta in providing supports and advocating for services that will help parents as they move throughout their legal journey in dealing with Children's Services.
The workshop will consist of presentations, group discussion, and opportunities to ask questions. No legal advice will be given out at this workshop.
Please note this event is free, is open to anyone who identifies as a woman, and is hosted as a part of the Women's Centre's Social Issues Discussion Series. Snacks and child minding will be available.