End Canada's Discrimination Against First Nations Children!

  • by: Green Party of Canada
  • target: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled in 2016 that Canada is discriminating against First Nations children on reserves by failing to provide equal funding compared to other Canadian children. This discriminatory underfunding of social services for Indigenous children and families — from healthcare to education — has persisted for decades.

The Green Party of Canada is standing with Canada's Indigenous peoples to demand that the Trudeau Administration immediately provide equal funding for child and family services on reserves. Sign our petition now! 

Despite the Human Rights Tribunal ruling, the federal government continues to provide inadequate and unequal funding for First Nations children. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has issued three compliance orders to the Government, but the Trudeau Administration refuses to put an end to this discrimination.

Join us in calling on the Liberals to act! They must immediately provide equal funding for First Nations children and families across Canada.

Without equal access to funding for essential social services, First Nations children are being neglected. The disproportionate level of poverty and systemic discrimination has led to a disturbingly high number of First Nations children in foster care — with more First Nations children taken from their families now than at the height of the residential school system. 

The time for action is now! Sign our petition to bring equality to First Nations children and families on reserves across Canada!

Dear [Decision maker], 

I am calling on you to comply with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling by immediately providing equal funding for services for First Nations children on reserves.


It is racially discriminatory, as the Tribunal ruled, for First Nations children to receive unequal funding compared to other Canadian children. This discrimination has meant serious neglect for First Nations children, who receive inadequate education and poor access to health care.


 [Your comments here]


Please live up to your commitment to genuine reconciliation between Canada and its Indigenous peoples by immediately providing equal funding for First Nations children and families living on reserve. 


Sincerely, 
[Your name]

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