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Child and Youth Advocate applauds Tribunal’s ruling on First Nations child welfare funding practices

Edmonton…Provincial Child and Youth Advocate Del Graff welcomed the decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that Canada’s funding practices towards First Nations child welfare services are inequitable and discriminatory.

The complaint was filed by the Assembly of First Nations and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada in 2007 alleging that the federal government of Canada failed to provide equal funding to First Nations child welfare recipients.

“Overrepresentation of First Nations children in care in Alberta remains a serious concern. Addressing historical and current issues for these First Nations children will continue to be a priority of this office,” adds Graff.

Read the full news release here.
Read the Tribunal’s decision here.
Read about OCYA’s Special Report here.

Date published: 26-Jan-2016 View All News