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.
Canada ranks 72nd in worldwide ranking of how well countries care for kids proportionate to their wealth
June 13, 2016
Canada ranks 72 on the 2016 KidsRights Index, a worldwide ranking of how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children’s rights. Canada scored particularly low in the domain Enabling Environment for Child Rights, which considers factors like non-discrimination, enabling legislation, best available budget, and respect for the view of the child, among others. Learn more at kidsrightsindex.org.
Youth share their perspectives on leaving home for school in Thunder Bay
April 11, 2016
During February and March of 2016, the Ontario First Nations Young Peoples Council of the Chiefs of Ontario conducted a survey in support of the Inquest into the deaths of seven youths in Thunder Bay. The goal of the survey was to learn from the personal experiences of First Nations youth, especially youth that have had to go to school off reserve. More than 100 young people completed the survey. Read what they had to say: Thunder Bay Inquest: Youth Voices Survey.
First Nations students get 30 per cent less funding than other children, economist says (CBC News)
March 14, 2016
First Nations students get 30 per cent less funding than other children, says former chief economist with TD Bank. Don Drummond counters Indigenous Affairs' claim that funding gap cannot be measured. Read the article on CBC News.
"Remembering Shannen Koostachin and the forgotten generation of Indigenous children" on The Current (CBC)
November 30, 2015
Shannen Koostachin remains an important role model for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children and young people who continue to carry her dream for safe and comfy schools for all First Nations children in Canada. On November 27, 2015, Charlie Angus talked about his new book about Shannen and indigenous education on CBC's The Current. Listen here.
Bracebridge students walk for equity for all students in Canada
June 16, 2015
Click here to read the article from Muskoka Metroland Media.
*New* Upcoming Webinars for British Columbia!
November 06, 2014
Thanks to the Vancouver Foundation, the Caring Society will be presenting four (4) webinars on "Reconciliation and Citizenship through Shannen's Dream."
2014 Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards
May 29, 2014
The 2014 Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Award strives to recognize and celebrate the efforts of Aboriginal students across Canada who are working towards realizing their potential through education.