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  • First Nations of Quebec and Labrador sign Declaration on Rights of First Nations Children

    August 11, 2015

    On June 10, 2015, chiefs from across Quebec and Labrador signed a Declaration on the Rights of First Nations Children. The declaration proclaims First Nations children's rights to grow up safely, be healthy, get a good education, learn their languages and be proud of their cultures.

  • Aboriginal Children in Care: Report to Canada's Premiers

    Aboriginal Children in Care: Report to Canada's Premiers

    July 17, 2015

    The Aboriginal Children in Care Working Group, made up of departmental ministers across the provinces and territories, releases its report to Canada's premiers

  • Call for nominations! Peter Henderson Bryce Award for Health Professionals

    July 14, 2015

    Nominations for health professionals who courageously advocate for the safety, health or well- being of Inuit, Métis and First Nations children and youth are now being accepted until October 16, 2015. Click here to learn more about Peter Henderson Bryce, the Award, and past winners. 

  • *New* Information Sheets

    June 30, 2015

    Click here to access information sheets on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations child welfare by the Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal

  • Bracebridge students walk for equity for all students in Canada

    June 16, 2015

    Click here to read the article from Muskoka Metroland Media. 

  • CHRT Decision in Retaliation Complaint Released

    June 05, 2015

    The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) found that the federal government did retaliate against Cindy Blackstock and awards $20, 000 in damages. Dr. Blackstock will donate any funds to children's charities. Click here to read the decision. 

  • Caring Society Commercial

    New Caring Society Commercial

    May 05, 2015

    Watch the new 5 second Caring Society commercial done by Horizon Travel & Lifestyle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMcxzuLQuSk. It will be playing May/June 2015 in the Toronto subway tunnels. 

  • Get ready for the final ruling...

    March 03, 2015

    Watch the lastest I am Witness vignette here. The final ruling is expected from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) in 2015. (Désolé, disponible en anglais seulement)

  • It's the 8th anniversary of I am Witness!

    February 26, 2015

    This week marks the anniversary of the first filing of the First Nations child welfare complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in 2007. The Caring Society will be releasing a vignette each week leading up to the release of the final ruling in 2015. Watch the first vignette here. (Désolé, disponible seulement en anglais)

  • New report on Jordan’s Principle shows flawed government implementation leads to service denials and delays

    February 10, 2015

  • Tribunal denies Fed. request to exclude documents.

    January 14, 2015

  • I am Witness

    UPDATE: Complete Tribunal Video Footage now on APTN

    December 16, 2014

    Want to catch up on what's happened in the First Nations child welfare complaint case? Access complete video footage of the case on APTN here. 

  • *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."

     

    The dates are:

    • November 20 at 10am (PST),
    • November 25 at 1pm (PST),
    • November 27 at 12pm (PST), and
    • December 11 at 4 pm (PST). 

     

    Click the 'Invitation Poster' for information on how to register. Contact bmartell@fncaringsociety.com if you have further questions. 

     

  • Canada Fails to Grasp the “Emergency” in First Nations Child Welfare: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Finds Federal Government Non-Compliant with Relief Orders

    February 01, 2018

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

    February 01, 2018

  • Cindy Blackstock's Spirit Bear book written to explain human rights to youngsters

    January 04, 2018

    APTN reports on release of Spirit Bear book.

  • How a teddy bear received an honorary degree and why his work for Indigenous children still isn't done

    December 12, 2017

    Read the CBC article.

  • AFN resolution in support of the Spirit Bear Plan

    December 07, 2017

    The Chiefs passed a resolution in support of the Spirit Bear plan at the Special Chiefs Assembly.

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

    November 02, 2017

    Read the CTV News article.

  • Re-imagining Child Welfare Systems in Canada Symposium

    August 26, 2016

    Event - October 21, 2016: Re-imagining Child Welfare Systems in Canada, a symposium bringing together academics, practitioners, community based organizations and those with lived experience to foster conversation, deepen analyses, and re-imagine radically difference child welfare systems. 

    RSVP Required at: bit.ly/osresearch

    To learn about an approach to re-develop child welfare to better suit the needs of Indigenous children, based on the visions of Indigenous communities' ways of caring for children, see the Touchstones of Hope

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