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  • 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. 

  • Meet 'Spirit Bear': A symbol of Indigenous reconciliation

    November 02, 2017

    Read the CTV News article.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • CBC News: Bear Witness Day brings awareness to Jordan's Principle

    May 10, 2017

    CBC News article on Bear Witness Day and the importance of Jordan's Principle, to view click here.

  • APTN National News: First Nations students in Thunder Bay raise money towards safe place to live

    April 19, 2017

    A news report released by APTN on April 19th : First Nations students in Thunder Bay raise money towards safe place to live


    Students from Thunder Bay, ON organize a spring carnival to raise money for a safe place to live for future students

  • CBC News: Shannen Koostachin, Indigenous education advocate, named one of 150 greatest Canadians

    February 14, 2017

    A news report released by CBC on February 14th: Shannen Koostachin, Indigenous education advocate, named one of 150 greatest Canadians 

    Shannen & her legacy earn her a spot on the list of top 150 greatest Canadians, amongst Terry Fox and Emily Carr, to help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. 



  • 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

  • Toronto Star article on Canada's failure to implement Jordan's Principle

    January 04, 2017

    The Caring Society has filed a motion at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal alleging that the Federal government has failed to comply with the Tribunal's orders on Jordan's Principle. Click here to read the Toronto Star article and learn more.

  • UPDATED: Jordan's Principle contact list

    January 03, 2017

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

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  • Call for nominations! 2017 P.H. Bryce Award for Children and Youth - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 15th, 2017

    December 13, 2016

    Do you know an amazing young person making a difference for Indigenous children? Nominations are now open for the 2017 P. H. Bryce Award for Children and Youth! 

    Named for courageous health advocate Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce, the award recognizes outstanding leadership in promoting the safety, health or well-being of First Nations, Metis and Inuit children and youth. 

    Visit the P.H. Bryce Award website to learn more!

    Deadline for nominations is February 15, 2017.

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  • Parliamentary Budget Officer finds shortfall in First Nations education

    December 06, 2016

    A new report released today by the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) confirms the ongoing shortfall in Federal funding for First Nations education. As stated in the report:
    "After comparing and analyzing data on federal and provincial education spending, PBO found evidence that INAC [Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada] funding mechanisms:

    • do not adequately take into account important cost drivers for band-operated schools;
    • favour students living on reserves who attend provincial schools; and
    • put band-operated schools in remote northern regions at significant disadvantage."

    Download the full report here.