Children Have Power
An amazing book of letters from elementary children in Ottawa and Gatineau standing in solidarity with First Nations children. Published by First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada. Click here to order or view sample pages.
First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada Educational Resources
The program: Education for reconciliation and social justice: Bringing the Shannen’s Dream, Jordan’s Principle, and I am a witness campaigns into the classroom. Each of these resources is available in four (4) formats: Kindergarten to Grade 2, Grades 3-6, Grades 7-8, Grades 9-12
Nunavut Social Services Review
October 7, 2011 - The National Aboriginal Health Organization announce the release of Inuit Child Welfare and Family Support: Policies, Programs and Strategies, on which CWLC collaborated. Please click here to read the press release. To read the full report, please click here. For more information, please click here.
July 2011 - The CWLC publishes The Nunavut Social Services Final Report. The intent of this Report is to focus on concrete and practical recommendations and accompanying suggested steps that can lead to meaningful change. This report is available in English, French, Inuinnaqtun, and Inuktitut.
Aboriginal Peoples Survey, 2006: Inuit Health and Social Conditions
This report focuses on selected social determinants of Inuit1 health. Information on health status is provided through data on self-reported health and chronic conditions. Determinants such as access to health care, education, housing, harvesting and country food consumption are examined.
An Overview of the Child Welfare Systems in Canada
Overview of Canada's child welfare system from one part of the country to another. Systems are currently structured to respond to reports of child maltreatment but are generally not well-funded to take action in preventative measures.
Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare Final Report
The Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare (CECW) has been one of four Centres of Excellence for Children’s Well-Being, established in 2000 as an initiative of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The CECW brought together a network of child welfare practitioners, community-based child and family service organizations, child welfare researchers, advocacy and resource groups, child welfare policy-makers, and government ministries to share knowledge and build capacity in child welfare.
The CECW’s mandate has been to work at a national level to disseminate evidence-based knowledge on the incidence, characteristics, and effects of abuse and neglect on children and youth, as well as to transfer knowledge on the most effective ways to alleviate and prevent child maltreatment. This mandate also included fostering collaborative research and providing expert policy advice and recommendations to government agencies and organizations at the provincial, territorial, and local levels. As a special point of interest, the CECW has been active in the field of Aboriginal child welfare and has been an integral part of fostering reconciliation, promoting healing, increasing knowledge, and developing new practices to increase the health and well-being of Aboriginal children at risk of abuse and neglect.
CIHR Guidelines for Health Research Involving Aboriginal People
These guidelines offer the kind of safeguards that have long been missing for Aboriginal people participating in research. The ultimate result is the development of health research ethics guidelines that respond to the pressing needs of the Aboriginal community.
Doing Better for Children
The well-being of children is high on the policy agenda across the OECD. But what is the actual state of child well-being today? How much are governments spending on children and are they spending it at the right times? What social and family policies have the most impact during children’s earliest years? Is growing up in a single-parent household detrimental to children? Is inequality that persists across generations a threat to child well-being? Doing Better for Children addresses these questions and more.
Economic Impact of Children in Care of FASD: Phase 1 (Manitoba)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a serious social and health problem for the child welfare, health and education systems in North America with significant social and economic costs. Meeting the needs of children with disabilities creates significant challenges for child welfare agencies.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Children and Youth: Time to Act
The report provides a portrait of Aboriginal peoples from the perspective of the communities and social connections on which children and youth depend. The report also provides examples of what is working and recommendations for the way forward.
Hand-in-Hand: A Review of First Nations Child Welfare in New Brunswick
Milestones - Saskatchewan Child Advocate's Report 2009