• The Aboriginal Operation and Practice Standards and Indicators Redesign Project (“Starting from a Traditional Place”)
  • Reviewed CFCSA legislative changes and resulting policies as they relate to First Nations Child and Family Service Agencies
  • Technical and administrative and policy support for BC Tripartite Table
  • Administrative and coordination support for Directors Forum and Partnership Forum meetings
  • Developed and distributed a policy Resource Manual for First Nations Delegated Child and Family Service Agencies
  • Conducted a policy needs survey of First Nations Delegated Aboriginal Agencies
  • Prepared and distributed strategic briefing materials and updates on MCFD regionalization for Agency Directors
  • Provided coordination, administrative and technical support for meetings of the Directors Forum, its subcommittees and the Joint Aboriginal Management Committee
  • Created ‘best practice’ survey for Directors to support discussions at the Tripartite Table and prepared a draft Memorandum of Understanding with the First Nations Summit on behalf of Directors Forum
  • Ensured timely sharing of information with Agency Directors regarding changes to government decisions on policy, funding and governance
  • Developed a Discussion paper on Kinship Care and the recent legislative enactment of Section 54.1 of the CFCSA
  • Conducted a survey and developed a Research Resource binder on Kinship Care and Custom Adoption
  • Facilitated workshop on protocol development for First Nations Child and Family Service Agencies
  • Revisions of the Aboriginal Operational Practice Standards and Indicators
  • A policy framework that reflects the position of Agency directors in the B.C. Tripartite Table (following up on recommendations of the National Policy Review) – intended to influence funding and policy decisions on INAC regarding ‘maintenance’ and operations
  • Reviewed the Adoption Act and formulated a discussion paper in regard to Custom Adoptions
  • Presented at the Indigenous Child Welfare Research Network Conference
  • Participated in the Second Canadian Roundtable on Child Welfare Outcomes