I am a witness - News

  • Tribunal again tells feds to fund Indigenous child welfare, minister agrees
    February 09, 2018
  • CTV News - Tribunal again tells feds to fund Indigenous child welfare, minister agrees
    February 01, 2018

    link here

  • 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
  • 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 info@fncaringsociety.com.

  • 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. 


  • Globe and Mail Article:
    September 25, 2017
  • 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.

  • Caring Society press release on third non-compliance order issued May 26, 2017
    May 26, 2017

    OTTAWA, ON (May 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m.) – Caring Society press release on third non-compliance order issued May 26, 2017 

  • Breaking News: Tribunal issues a third non-compliance order on Jordan's Principle
    May 26, 2017

    OTTAWA, ON (May 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m.) – The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) has issued a third compliance order finding Canada’s approach to Jordan’s Principle to be unlawful and discriminatory.

  • New Information Sheet!
    February 06, 2017
  • UPDATED: Report a Jordan's Principle Case
    January 19, 2017

    If you think you have encountered a Jordan's Principle case, please complete the below form and mail to:

    First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

    401-309 Cooper Street

    Ottawa, ON K2P 0G5

    You may also scan and send the form by e-mail to info@fncaringsociety.com.

  • UPDATED: Jordan's Principle contact list
    January 03, 2017

    Click below for our Jordan's Principle Q&A Information Sheet, revised December 2016.

  • Toronto Star editorial: On indigenous child welfare, the Liberals’ symbols are souring
    November 06, 2016

    An important editorial by the Toronto Star on the House of Commons Motion on First Nations child welfare and Jordan's Principle. Read it, share it and learn more about the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings and court documents at: www.fnwitness.ca

  • Discussion Paper: Proposal for a First Nations Child and Family Caring Act
    November 01, 2016

    For your consideration! This proposal for a First Nations Child and Family Caring Act for was presented by Sébastien Grammond at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Re-Imagining Child Welfare symposium on 21 October 2016. A more complete discussion of the proposal will appear in the Journal of Law and Social Policy.

  • URGENT: Express your support for the House of Commons Motion to ensure CHRT Compliance
    October 28, 2016

    Dear Colleagues, Friends and Supporters:
    As you know, the NDP has tabled a motion in the House of Commons to support the full and proper implementation of Jordan's Principle and the Tribunal decisions on child welfare. Please take action and express your support and encourage others in your circle to do so as well. The vote is on Tuesday night (November 1st) and we want to make sure as many people as possible are there supporting the kids ensuring that their member of Parliament votes in favour of the motion. 
    Here is the link to express your support for the motion and please feel free to share the link in your networks: www.ndp.ca/first-nations-children
    The Liberals also announced a new consultation strategy today with the appointment of Cynthia Wesley-Esquimault and we have also heard INAC is willing to offer agencies funds to send agency data into INAC. These two initiatives were done without consultation with the Caring Society and to our knowledge without consultation with the AFN either. The Caring Society is standing by the consultation process of the National Advisory Committee/Regional Tables with links to each First Nations community and agency. INAC is currently not willing to provide NAC with the information it will need to do the work insisting that NAC only have access to publicly available information. They are also suggesting that there be only three FN reps on NAC versus the practice we are proposing (and has been used in the previous two reviews successfully) of one per region.
    We need to ensure: 1) Compliance with the orders 2) full implementation of Jordan's Principle across all public services and all children without any delays related to the child's First Nations status and 3) INAC engages with First Nations and CFS agencies as well as the parties to the CHRT to ensure NAC is established and has the resources and support it needs to be successful and in the full spirit of UNDRIP.  
    You can watch the vote on CPAC on Tuesday!​


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