First Nations Child Support Study

First Nations Child Support Study

The Society has conducted research into the relevance of the child support guidelines for First Nations communities in Northern British Columbia.

The study, funded by the federal government, found that an overwhelming percentage of First Nations people in their communities are unaware of the guidelines. There is a strong perception that the guidelines may not be useful in the context of these communities.

Despite this, the communities indicated their willingness to work together to provide public legal education to the communities on the guidelines, and to review the guidelines to see if they can be presented in a way that better addresses First Nations issues and concerns.