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

I am witness  
Shannen’s Dream
Jordan’s Principle 

Nunavut Social Services Review

In September 2010, CWLC was awarded a contract by the Government of Nunavut to serve as the lead organization to conduct a review of Nunavut’s social service system. Following the delivery of the Social Service Review Report the CWLC was invited to assist in crafting the program, policy and strategic responses to a number of the Report’s recommendations.
CWLC has been assisting on a range of initiatives that are designed to respond directly or indirectly to the recommendations of the Nunavut Social Service Review and the Report of the Auditor General of Canada.


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.

The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on The State of Public Health in Canada 2009

This report is the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada's second annual report to Parliament on the state of public health in Canada. It considers the lifecourse approach to health — focusing on the lifelong impact of exposures and influences that occur early in life — and explores the current state of children's health in Canada up to and including age 11 years.

From this information, a number of worrying trends emerge that are either persistent or are increasing in prevalence, especially among certain sub-populations of children. Efforts to address these negative trends and reduce their impacts on children's health and development vary in approach and magnitude, from targeted community-level interventions to nationwide universal programs. Evidence suggests that, in some cases, broad multi-pronged approaches need to be developed, while in others current efforts should be supplemented in order to reach all those in need. Examples of successful and promising initiatives and research, both within Canada and abroad, provide guidance on optimal conditions and priorities to help children start and continue on the path to good health.

Dr David Butler-Jones
Public Health Agency of Canada
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Your Children's Aid

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) released a report on the well-being of children in care in Ontario. The report makes recommendations for changes in three priority areas: services for Aboriginal children and families, adoption and youth growing up in care.

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