Highlights / child welfare

Indigenous, Politics

Indigenous governments to take over child welfare services

In an effort to reduce the alarming number of Indigenous children in foster care, the federal government is ready to empower Canada’s Indigenous governments to take control of child welfare services in their communities, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott announced »

Indigenous, Politics

Indigenous parents forced to give up children for better access to healthcare: opposition MP

The federal government is denying opposition claims that Indigenous parents in Canada continue to face the impossible choice of either keeping their children or surrendering them to the country’s “badly broken and badly underfunded” foster care system so they can »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Canada discriminates against indigenous children on reserves

The federal government discriminates against First Nation children living on reserves and in the northern Yukon Territory by providing less funding for children’s social services than elsewhere in Canada, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled. The ruling comes almost »