Canada discriminates against children on reserves, tribunal rules – CBC

Canada discriminates against children on reserves, tribunal rules – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2016170 Views

On-reserve child welfare system receives up to 38% less funding than elsewhere

Jan 26, 2016

The federal government discriminates against First Nation children on reserves by failing to provide the same level of child welfare services that exist elsewhere, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled.

Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations and Family Caring Society, along with the Assembly of First Nations, filed a complaint against Ottawa with the Canadian Human Rights Commission in February 2007.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/canada-discriminates-against-children-on-reserves-tribunal-rules-1.3419480

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