AFN Technical Working Group on Social Development
The AFN Technical Working Group on Social Development has met periodically since December 2017. Its focus has changed and developed over the years, from providing input on the Data Collection Instrument (DCI), used by ISC, to collect information on the on-reserve Income Assistance program, to recently providing advice and recommendations to ISC as it reviews and plans to reform the Income Assistance program. The Working Group seeks to improve ISC social programming through its recommendations, which are grounded in years of experience and knowledge. The Working Group supported the planning and hosting of a National Forum on First Nations Income Assistance in February 2018, with the next National Forum taking place in March 2019, in Enoch Cree Nation, Alberta.