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First Nations Leadership Council recognizes the cessation of “Birth Alerts” as first step of many to end the traumatizing practice of hospital removals

Press Release September 17, 2019 Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ/sel̓ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) applauds the Ministry of Children and Family Development for their decision…

Minister’s statement on ending ‘birth alerts’

Press Release VICTORIA – Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development, has released the following statement regarding birth alerts: “Effective immediately, British Columbia is ending the child welfare practice…

Irwin Elman wins the 2019 Lynn Factor Stand Up for Kids National Award for changing lives of children in child welfare

Press Release TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2019  – This evening at Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s Stand Up for Kids Night, Irwin Elman was announced as the winner of the 2019…

Media Advisory: Two Day Court Hearing in MMF v Brian Pallister Begins Wednesday

Press Release Two Day Court Hearing in MMF v Brian Pallister Begins Wednesday Winnipeg, MB — On September 11 and 12, 2019, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) will finally have…

The Government of Canada announces the coming into force of an Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Press Release Co-developed with Indigenous partners, the Act affirms Indigenous peoples’ right to jurisdiction over child and family services. September 10, 2019 — Ottawa, Ontario, Unceded Traditional Algonquin Territory —…

Tŝilhqot’in Nation Welcomes Injunction Halting Taseko Drilling Program

Press Release September 6, 2019 Williams Lake, BC: The Tŝilhqot’in Nation welcomes the decision by the BC Supreme Court today, granting an injunction that prohibits Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) from…

Child and Youth Advocate Releases Review of the Child Protection System’s Response to Inuit Children

Press Release September 04, 2019 Child and Youth Advocate Jackie Lake Kavanagh today released A Long Wait for Change. This is the independent review of province’s child protection system’s response…

B.C. Adoption & Permanency Options Update

Press Release August 30, 2019 This is the fifth adoption and permanency options update RCY has released, following the Office’s 2014 in-depth review of the B.C. adoption system. At the…

Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief

Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief

Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief August 21, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN)…

Statement: Federal Court approves Federal Indian Day Schools settlement

Press Release From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Ottawa, Ontario (August 19, 2019) — The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: “The mistreatment of…

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