The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada (the Caring Society) was developed at a national meeting of First Nations child and family service agencies (FNCFSA), held at the Squamish First Nation in 1998. Meeting delegates agreed that a national non-profit organization was required to provide research, policy, professional development and networking support to support FNCFSA in caring for First Nations children, youth and families. An interim board was elected and the plan was approved at a second national meeting held at Kingsclear First Nation.
Did you know?
- The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada is the only national organization serving Aboriginal children and families.
- The Caring Society has one full-time staff, two part-time staff member and many volunteers.
- The Caring Society is an independent organization and receives no federal government funding.
- Website hits to fncaringsociety.com have increased 500 percent since 2009. This year, the Caring Society website received over 10 million hits, making it the most visited website resource for First Nations children, youth and families.
- More than 30,000 registered individual and organizational supporters of our various campaigns represent the support of millions of people who want to see a better future for First Nations children, youth and families.
- We have done over 300 presentations since 2010 to educate the public on First Nations children, youth and families.
- Jordan’s Principle and Shannen’s Dream are two of the most widely supported child policies in Canadian history.
- The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society takes pride in the integrity of our financial management and our rigorous financial audits.