National Council of Women of Canada - Blog

A Blog gives you current information and items of inerest. The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) has done two blogs on the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women, 2010, and 2011. We are continuing now with a blog, on a range of topics of interst to members and the public. The NCWC has a very complete web site where you can learn more about the history and members of Council.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Closing the Gap - First Nations want action on Poverty

First Nations people are just like you. Raising their families and living good, productive lives.
However, social conditions and economic circumstances continue to make First Nations people among the most marginalized citizens of Canada. The facts are staggering and are only getting worse.

Something needs to be done.

To see the full report  Closing the Gap 2011

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.

We would like to see:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Resolution of long-standing issues with the First Nation’s labour force.

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