During this election campaign, we feel it’s time that Canada’s parliamentarians commit to addressing First Nations poverty. Once elected, we urge them to take action.
- A First Minister’s Meeting on Aboriginal People with the goal of developing a comprehensive strategy to close the gap between First Nations people and all Canadians.
- Budget provisions to increase support to First Nations families through investments to reduce child poverty, equalize education funding to be on-par with the provinces, address the housing deficit and homelessness, and include new employment programs including skills and training.
- Resolution of long-standing issues with the First Nation’s labour force.