Call to Action #9 - Eliminate Discrepancy in Education Funding
6 years after its release, I am finally digging into the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action. There are 84 days left in the year and the goal is to read and reflect on at least one call to action daily for the remainder of the year. Thank you for joining me on this journey. May our endeavour together be a catalyst for lasting progress and affect meaningful change in Canada.
Following up on the 9th call to action, seeking quantifiable metrics, transparency and accountability, the ninth Call to Action in the second section entitled, Education is:
“9. We call upon the federal government to prepare and publish annual reports comparing funding for the education of First Nations children on and off reserves, as well as educational and income attainments of Aboriginal peoples in Canada compared with non-Aboriginal people.”
Honouring the spirit of education and closing the gap between Indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians, please consider a donation to the Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op:
"The youth who attend CNYC come from difficult circumstances, often unhealthy and unsafe living conditions, and are faced with ongoing challenges as they transition into adulthood. Without positive family and peer support, they have not been successful in the conventional education system and many have been involved with the criminal justice system. A majority of our participants are youth between the ages of 16-19 and the vast majority of whom are Metis or Indigenous." Donate here: https://www.canadahelps.org/CharityProfilePage.aspx?CharityID=d96388
To learn more: https://cnyc.ca/