Big Victory Today for First Nations Kids

May 24, 2018 2:13 pm
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The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issued a major ruling [2018 CHRT] February 1, 2018 in the ongoing case about Canada’s discrimination against First Nations children in the child welfare system.  The decision found that Canada continues to discriminate against First Nations kids, and ordered  short-term remedies that Canada has to provide to help fix discrimination now.

The Tribunal agreed with COO’s argument that Canada should fund band representative services and mental health services for First Nations children in Ontario.  First Nations and others that have been providing these services will be able to get reimbursed back to January 26, 2016 for the costs of the services, and Canada will have to fund these essential services going forward.

Read more about the orders and what they mean here: FAQ – CHRT ORDER TO FUND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN ONTARIO

To access the Department of Indigenous Services Canada Reimbursement Form for Mental Health Services, please click here: Reimbursement Form for Child/Claimant or Reimbursement Form for Claimant

For additional information or issues with the process, please click here for contact information: Contact Information

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