New! Information Sheet: The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations Child Welfare

  • 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 first ever Spirit Bear Calendar is available for $15 + shipping & handling! 

    All proceeds from the calendar go to helping ensure First Nations children can grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy and be proud of who they are. 

    For purchasing and inquiries please contact Robin McLeod at rmcleod@fncaringsociety.com 

     

  • 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!​
     

  • Manitoba Legislature passes a motion calling on Canada to comply with the CHRT decisions and implement Jordan's Principle
    October 26, 2016

    Click below for full text of the motion and debate. 

  • One year later, Liberals still discriminate against First Nations children
    October 18, 2016

     In this Ottawa Citizen editorial, Cindy Blackstock writes about the new government's lack of immediate action to help First Nations kids.  

  • Students and teachers talk about integrating Indigenous courses in curriculum
    September 26, 2016

    In this CTV News video, students and teachers talk about integrating Indigenous courses into the curriculum. 

  • 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.

  • Trailer - We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice
    August 29, 2016

    Watch the trailer for Alanis Obomsawin's new film about the case on First Nations child welfare, We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice

    The film will be shown at the Calgary International Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival and TIFF.

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