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  • Opinion: Ottawa willfully discriminated against First Nations Children. Silence is no longer an option.

    September 11, 2019

  • Another win for First Nations kids

    September 06, 2019

    Another win for First Nations children and their families as the Canadian Human Right Tribunal (CHRT) issues the 8th non-compliance order regarding compensation for First Nations children, youth and families who have been harmed by the child welfare system.

  • "What We Heard - Informing Canada's Anti-Racism Strategy"

    July 22, 2019

    In the First Nations Session Summary report in "Informing Canada's Anti-Racism Strategy",  the Spirit Plan to end inequalities for First Nations children and families is mentioned. 

  • When will Ottawa end its willful neglect of First Nations children?

    July 18, 2019

    Read this opinion piece in the Globe and Mail by Dr. Cindy Blackstock: When will Ottawa end its willful neglect of First Nations children? 

  • Power & Politics Re: Indigenous Legislation

    February 06, 2019

    Watch this CBC Power & Politics clip regarding the proposed Indigenous legislation featuring Jorge Barrera and Cindy Blackstock. 

  • APTN: Human rights hearing over non-status rights resumes in Ottawa

    January 09, 2019

    APTN coverage on January 9, 2019 Tribunal hearing on Jordan's Principle.

  • Have a Heart Day

    January 04, 2019

  • Spirit Bear's Reconciliation Resources

    June 26, 2018

    Happy Summer! School is out for summer but... it's never too soon to start planning for September! Check out Spirit Bear's Book and accompanying learning guide, as well as the Reconciliation Ambearssadors Program

  • Premiere Screening of "Finding Peter Bryce"

    May 10, 2018

    You are invited to the premiere screening of Finding Peter Bryce. This event will take place at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa on May 10, 2018. The doors will open at 6:00 pm and programming will start at 6:30 pm. For the best seats please arrive somewhere between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm.


    6:00 pm: Doors Open

    6:30 pm: Programming Begins

    Finding Peter Bryce Synopsis:

    Growing up, all Andy Bryce knew about his great-grandfather was that he wrote the first health code in Canada, and he lived in a big house in Ottawa. But that all changed the day Andy opened a box of family memorabilia that his mother had left for him when she died. He discovered that his great-grandfather, Dr. Peter H. Bryce was the Chief Medical Health officer for the Department of Indian Affairs in 1907 when he reported on appalling health conditions in residential schools on the prairies. Bryce’s report was discredited by the department’s chief bureaucrat Duncan Campbell Scott, and Bryce was later relieved of his duties at Indian Affairs. But for the rest of his life, Peter Henderson Bryce would lobby for better conditions for Indigenous people. He went on to write Story of a National Crime – An Appeal for Justice to the Indians of Canada.

    In Finding Peter Bryce, journalist and teacher Andy Bryce traces his great-grandfathers story – from his childhood in rural Ontario, to his mysterious death on a cruise ship in the West Indies. He finds a brilliant and complex man who spoke truth to power and who could also inspire his grandchildren in the wonders of the garden. We are left wondering how many other great stories are to be found stored in cardboard boxes and forgotten filing cabinets.

    Link to trailer:


  • Tribunal again tells feds to fund Indigenous child welfare, minister agrees

    February 09, 2018

  • Breaking News: Tribunal issues fourth non-compliance order against Canada on FN child welfare

    February 01, 2018

    OTTAWA, ON (February 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m.) – The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) has issued a fourth compliance order finding Canada’s approach to First Nations child welfare to be unlawful and discriminatory.

  • CBC Radio - Fix First Nations child welfare system now, says Cindy Blackstock

    December 02, 2017

    link here

  • Federal Court of Appeal Decision: Motion for leave to intervene - STACEY SHINER ET AL v. AGC ET AL

    November 24, 2017

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  • Pre-order Spirit Bear and Children Make History

    November 20, 2017

    Coming December 5, 2017: Spirit Bear and Children Make History! Pre-Order this beautifully illustrated book telling the true story of how First Nations and other children stood together for fairness. Will make a perfect gift for children! Order yours for $15.00 plus shipping by contacting

  • Important Notice for 60's Scoop Survivors

    November 11, 2017

    Important notice for 60's Scoop survivors. The Caring Society is not directly involved in this proceeding. Contact persons listed in the notice for further information. 

  • NEW!! Spirit Bear 2018 Calendar

    October 19, 2017

    Spirit Bear's Guide to Reconciliation 2018 edition:

    Our 2018 calendars are officially sold out! Stay tuned for the 2019 edition of our calendar in the coming year. 


  • UNCERD calls on Canada to fully comply with and implement Tribunal rulings

    August 25, 2017

  • Continued discrimination against First Nations children violates global anti-racism treaty

    August 10, 2017

    Joint press release by Amnesty International Canada, Broadbent Institute, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Children First Canada, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, Justice for Indigenous Women, KAIROS, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Project of Heart, Rideau Institute and United Food and Commercial Workers Canada. 

  • The Star editorial: What will it take for Ottawa finally to tackle Indigenous child-welfare crisis?

    May 29, 2017

    Editorial by The Star on the FN child welfare case and Jordan's Principle. Read here.