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CASW Applauds Human Rights Tribunal Ruling Acknowledging Discrimination of First Nations Children and Communities

OTTAWA, ON – January 26, 2016 – The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) applauds the decision to acknowledge the federal government’s egregious discrimination of First Nations children by underfunding child welfare on reserves. Today’s Human Rights Tribunal ruling in favor of the Assembly of First Nations and the First Nations Child and Family Caring […]

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ONWA welcomes the Canada Human Rights Tribunal findings.

January 26, 2016 The morning of Tuesday, January 26, 2016 the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that the Canadian Government was guilty of racially discriminating against First Nations children and their families by providing flawed and inequitable child welfare services. They agreed that federal funding formulas and policies create an incentive to place First Nations […]

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NAFC welcomes Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – (Jan. 26, 2016) – The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) welcomes today’s ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal recognizing discriminatory funding practices to First Nations child welfare agencies on reserve. The NAFC congratulates Dr. Cindy Blackstock of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly […]

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Historic Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Ruling is Vital Step in Reconciliation Statement by Save The Children’s Patricia Erb

Toronto, January 26, 2016 – Today the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has found that the federal government’s management and funding of its First Nations Child and Family Services “resulted in denials of services and created various adverse impacts for many First Nations children and families living on reserves.” This systemic discrimination has meant that vulnerable […]

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NAN Welcomes Landmark Human Rights Ruling

THUNDER BAY, ON (January 26, 2016): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler welcomes a today’s landmark ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that the Government of Canada’s failure to provide equitable child welfare funding for vulnerable First Nations children is discriminatory. “This landmark ruling is a game-changer and will have a dramatic […]

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Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision is an opportunity to end inequality facing First Nations in child welfare, says Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

Toronto, Ontario (January 26, 2016) – Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth applauds the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s ruling that Canada’s funding practices towards First Nations child welfare services are inequitable and discriminatory. “We welcome the Tribunal’s decision as a move forward in the journey to healing and reconciliation by addressing the inequity and […]

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Statement on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Decision on First Nations Child and Family Services

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (January 26, 2016) – The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, and the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, welcomed the decision of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on the Assembly of First Nations and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada human […]

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Landmark Human Rights Tribunal decision a victory for First Nations children and for the Canadian human rights system

January 26, 2016 Amnesty International welcomes today’s ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal which has ordered the federal government to take immediate action to end the discriminatory underfunding of child and family services for First Nations children on reserves and in the Yukon. Although the provinces and territories have jurisdiction to set standards for […]

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Statement: CHRC applauds historic decision in the First Nations child welfare case

The Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s decision in the First Nations child welfare case and issues the following statement: “This historic decision confirms that the current First Nations Child and Family Services Program, and how it is funded, is discriminatory. “Too many children living in First Nations communities are being […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016458 Views

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Legal victory for First Nations children must be followed by action

Ottawa – January 26, 2016 – A ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has confirmed that the federal government discriminated against First Nations children by depriving them of equal funding for medical and mental health services. “The government’s own documents showed that funding for these services has been one-third less than what is spent […]

by pmnationtalk on January 26, 2016471 Views

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