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.
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.
Good News for the Kids: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issues a Second Compliance Order Against the Government of Canada on the First Nations child welfare case
September 15, 2016
In a decision released September 15, 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”) found that the Canadian Government (INAC) has not demonstrated compliance with the Tribunal’s January 26, 2016 order finding Canada racially discriminates against over 163,000 First Nations children by providing flawed and inequitable child welfare services and failing to properly implement Jordan’s Principle. Read the compliance order here.
Canada commits up to $382M to implement Jordan's Principle
July 06, 2016
In an unexpected announcement on July 5, Health Minister Jane Philpott and Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett committed up to $382 million to address the disparity in health services for First Nations children living on reserve. Read more on CBC News.
This election, call on your leaders to do right by First Nations kids
September 30, 2015
Read the Caring Society's guest post on the Canadian Paediatric Society blog.
New report on Jordan’s Principle shows flawed government implementation leads to service denials and delays