Time for Consistent Action: An Update to Amnesty International’s Human Rights Agenda for Canada
December 18, 2013
"This year Canada’s human rights record was up for review at the United Nations. But the government has dismissed criticisms made during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and made no commitment to close the gaps in human rights protection, says Amnesty International. These failings have prompted an update of the organization’s 2012 Human Rights Agenda for Canada highlighting issues that must still be addressed in the months to come".
See pages 4 and 11 for mention of the First Nations child welfare case.
The Caring Society is hosting its first online auction in spirit of the upcoming holiday season. The auction consists of Caring Across Boundaries original panels by photographer Liam Sharp with community volunteers from Attawapiskat First Nation, Carrier Sekani Nations and Tobique First Nation. All proceeds go to the Caring Society's equity campaigns for First Nations children and families. For more information or to bid on a panel, visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/holidayauction. Happy holidays!
Call for Nominations: Peter Henderson Bryce Award for Children and Youth
November 08, 2013
The award recognizes children and youth who, individually or in groups, advocate for the safety, health or well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and youth.
Deadline extended! Nominations now due December 15, 2013.