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Governments urged to reduce number of Aboriginal children in care

Montréal, November 17, 2014 – The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) today urged the federal, provincial and territorial governments to take immediate action to reduce the number of Aboriginal children in youth protection systems across the country.

"Aboriginal children in care often live in poverty and have poorer health status, lag in educational outcomes, and are too often the victims of sexual exploitation and violence," said Irwin Elman, President of the CCCYA.

Governments should take the opportunity of the 25th Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) celebrated on November 20, to put in place a strategy aimed at improving the lives of Aboriginal children, including those who are taken in charge in the youth protection system, according to the Council.

The Council) is an alliance of government-appointed children's advocates from 11 provinces and territories of which la Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse is a member.

CCCYA News Release (PDF, 99Ko)