This type of agreement also has no time frames. A child can be in care for as long as he or she needs it. Formally Customary Care is a legal agreement between the First Nation (band), Biological Parents, Customary Caregivers and the Child-Welfare Agency involved. The collective care of children without intervention in childcare. There are two types of customs; Traditional customs and formal customs. Any agreement with it needs and is unique to each nation according to its traditional customs, traditions and values. Therefore, it is defined by each first nation. A care contract is voluntary. All individuals must agree that a regular care agreement allows First Nations, Inuk or M├ętis, to stay in touch with their culture and community.

Your child is in the joint responsibility of all those who sign the usual care contract. This means that your child is not legally in the custody of CAS. In your agreement, you will know what roles and responsibilities case and anyone who signs the agreement. The person who cares for their child on a daily basis can receive financial assistance to care for the child. If your child is in regular care just before Grade 18, he or she can participate in a continuing care program. This program is aimed at young people between the age of 18 and 20. It provides them with financial support and other services, such as . B services provided by a CAS staff member. When an Aboriginal parent (s) is unable to care for their child, a family member or First Nations community takes care of the child (temporarily). This is called personalized care. The child stays with his guardians until the parents agree to return their child to them.

The usual care is supposed to be a short-term situation, although in some cases the child stays with his or her guardians for the long term. Caregivers work closely with the child`s biological parents and First Nations to help the child maintain and honour their family and community relationships and ties. If you or your child identifies or considers yourself First Nations, Inuk or Metis, a Children`s Aid Organization (CAS) must make every reasonable effort to develop a routine care plan if they feel your child is a vulnerable child and should not live in the family home. Your child does not need to be an official member of the community. It has been a common practice for Aboriginal families for many years and continues to be implemented today.