Supporting Customary Care

The NDP is committed to keeping children safe, supporting families and supporting communities so that all children can get a strong start in life.

We are disappointed the Liberals will not commit to Customary Care. This is a monumental system change that Indigenous leaders and families across the province have called for and support.

Our NDP government is committed to strengthening devolution with a Customary Care model which allows Indigenous communities to provide traditional care for their children with flexible financial supports. This means more children staying in the communities they grew up in, remaining connected to their land, culture, and traditions.

Our Building Futures program provides comprehensive, wrap-around transition services to youth 16 to 25 in care or formerly in care, and we will continue to strengthen these supports. A re-elected NDP government will also provide free tuition to children in care.