January 27 2016

Victory for the First Nations children before the Canadian human rights tribunal

On January 26, 2016,

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”) rendered a historic decision, recognising the ongoing discrimination against First Nations children living on-reserve caused by the implementation of the First Nations Child and Family Services Program (“FNCFS”) by the Federal government. The complaint was initially filed in 2007 by the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada (“FNCFCSC”) and the Assembly of First Nations. In its decision, the Tribunal ordered the Government of Canada, among other things, to cease the discrimination against First Nations children and to reform the FNCFS Program, so that First Nations children living on-reserve are, at last, treated fairly. The FNCFCSC was represented by David Taylor, from Power Law, working in collaboration with Robert Grant, Q.C., Anne Levesque, Sébastien Grammond, and Sarah Clarke. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s decision can be found here: http://decisions.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca/chrt-tcdp/decisions/en/item/127700/index.do For more information on this case, please consult the FNCFCSC’s website at: https://fncaringsociety.com/i-am-witness

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s decision can be found here: http://decisions.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca/chrt-tcdp/decisions/en/item/127700/index.do

For more information on this case, please consult the FNCFCSC’s website at: https://fncaringsociety.com/i-am-witness