Action Alert: September 13, 2018

The Office of Social Justice works with our Canadian partner, the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue, to provide advocacy opportunities for Canadians.

Ask Parliament to Support
the TRC Calls to Action!

Despite years of promises, there’s still a gap: today, far fewer First Nations children graduate from grade 12 than other children in Canada because they aren’t receiving the proper funding and support needed for a quality education.

A legacy of chronic underfunding of Indigenous education leads to a staggering injustice today: in spring 2018 the Auditor General reported that the real grade-12 graduation rate for Indigenous students is 24 percent compared to the national average of around 90 percent.

The federal government has promised to implement the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Change has been slow, and we’re still not where we should be. A generation of Indigenous children is waiting for justice and equity. Now is the time to follow through on those promises!