I am a witness

Tribunal Hearings

March 22-24, 2017 (starting 9:30am EST) - Compliance hearings to see if the federal government has complied with the Tribunal remedies in the case. Attend in person at 160 Elgin Street (11th floor) in Ottawa. Or watch it live here:

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Latest News

Visit the Tribunal Timeline and Documents for the latest on the case. 

Background

In a landmark ruling released on January 26, 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that the Canadian government is racially discriminating against 163,000 First Nations children and their families by providing flawed and inequitable child welfare services ("FNCFS Program") and failing to implement Jordan's Principle to ensure equitable access to government services available to other children. Learn more.

The I am a witness campaign invites organizations and people of all ages to follow and learn about the case in person or online and to decide for themselves if First Nations children are being treated fairly. On this site you will find a comprehensive timeline with the legal submissions by all parties in the case along with relevant reports from credible independent sources like the Auditor General of Canada. 

Kids need your help. What you can do:

The Tribunal ruling was a victory not only for First Nations kids, but for all Canadians who believe in love and fairness. But kids still need your helphere's what you can do:

Resources 

Follow the links below for information sheets about the case and the decision. Further resources related to the case are available in the Timeline and Documents, and Gallery and Resources

The Caring Society gratefully acknowledges the generous legal support of Power LawGall Legge Grant & Monroe LLP and Clarke Child & Family Law.