Over the past 30 years, Debra Foxcroft has led advancements in aboriginal child welfare. As a consultant and chair of the Vancouver Island Aboriginal Transition Team, she is spearheading a new model of child welfare. Foxcroft developed and directed the first delegated First Nations child and family service in British Columbia, serving the
Nuu-chah-Nulth Tribal Council. Foxcroft co-ordinated a valuable Indian Child and Family Services Standards Project on culturally appropriate standards, which has been used nationwide. She chaired the First Nations Summit Child Welfare Committee for nine years, providing strong leadership and negotiating on behalf of the Chiefs engaged in the Treaty Process.