Monday, May 24, 2010

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

I'm a witness to many things. This is one of them.

It's funny how one minute you're watching kids learn to swim at the local country pool twenty miles from home and the next they're finished their first year at McGill for Polysci, and working with the FNCFCS and IDS the Pearson Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights. What wonderful horse power!

I would encourage you to accept this modest invitation to help keep the powerful accountable.


Hello Friends,

This summer I am interning at an organization called the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (or FNCFCS). It is a non-profit organization in Canada that represents First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children in the child welfare system. Currently, we have filed a historic complaint against the Canadian government and their inequitable distribution of child welfare services. We are supported by organizations such as: Amnesty International Canada, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, The Assembly of First Nations, and Chiefs of Ontario.

The human rights tribunal will happen on June 2nd and 3rd in Ottawa. How you can help is by claiming that you are a witness on our website It is completely free and you will not be bombarded by junk mail (I promise!) Being a witness means you agree to follow the tribunal either by coming in person, following us on our Facebook page, our website or the media. Hear both sides of the story and then make up your own mind about whether or not Canada is treating First Nations children fairly. Either way by claiming you are a witness you are showing First Nations children that you care enough to watch over them! We are currently at 4666 supporters and our goal is 5000 by the time of the tribunal (so tell friends)! Thank you.

Most Sincerely,
Talitha Calder

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