|2002/03 Annual Service
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Goals and Core Business Areas, Objectives, Strategies and Performance
This section reports progress on performance targets set out in
the ministry's 2002/03 – 2004/05 Service Plan, each of which
contributes to the ministry's vision of a province of healthy children
and responsible families living in safe, caring and inclusive communities.
That document, which lists strategies for which highlights are reported
on in this section, can be viewed online (www.gov.bc.ca/prem/popt/serviceplans/srvpln/mcf/).
In the performance tables, the measures are accompanied by a check
(), an "X"
() or a notation.
These indicate whether the ministry's performance on the measure
in question met or exceeded expectations ()
or was below expectations ().
In cases where no target was set or the measure is not reported
on, a notation to that effect is included. Please see Appendix 2
for details regarding the performance measures discussed in this
section. As well, please see the Measuring Success report (available
through the ministry's web site) for more information on societal
indicators that are tracked by the ministry.
Performance measures are evolving as the ministry's needs and resources
change. As such, they will continue to be refined over time, to
optimally reflect the ministry's and government's priorities and
to take advantage of all new performance information as it becomes
available. Therefore, not all measures contained in this report
are included in the 2003/04 – 2005/06 Service Plan. This is
also consistent with the public reporting principle of fewer and
more focused measures. Please see Appendix 2 for a full list of
measures that do not appear in the 2003/04 – 2005/06 Service
Goal 1: To promote an environment where adults
with developmental disabilities can participate in and contribute
to their communities and live a full and valued life.
Goal 2: To promote an environment that supports
the health and safety of our highest risk youth.
Goal 3: To improve family capacity and improve
readiness to learn for children under six, including children with
Goal 4: To promote an environment where the
most vulnerable children and youth are protected and supported by
families and communities.
Goal 5: To plan and deliver services in the
most efficient and effective manner.
The ministry is carrying out government's direction to deregulate
in areas that would cut "red tape" for clients. In 2002/03, the
ministry reduced its number of regulatory requirements to 12,453,
a reduction of 4,510 regulations from June 2001, when the ministry
had 16,963 regulatory requirements. Factors enabling the reduction
included internal reviews that found a significant number of regulations
that had become redundant.
In reducing the number of regulations, the ministry has been and
will continue to monitor all reductions to ensure that services
to families and children are not negatively affected by any change.
Less regulatory "red tape" will further the ministry's Service Plan
goal to plan and deliver services in the most efficient and effective
manner, and contribute to the province's economic competitiveness
and prosperity. Another positive outcome is enabling child welfare
professionals to focus more on direct client service rather than
The performance measure regarding the ministry's deregulation results
is located in the Performance Reporting section of this report following