Call to Action # 55

We call upon all levels of government to provide annual reports or any current data requested by the National Council for Reconciliation so that it can report on the progress towards reconciliation. The reports or data would include, but not be limited to:

  • The number of Aboriginal children—including Métis and Inuit children—in care, compared with non-Aboriginal children, the reasons for apprehension, and the total spending on preventive and care services by child-welfare agencies.
  • Comparative funding for the education of First Nations children on and off reserves.
  • Educational and income attainments of Aboriginal peoples in Canada compared with non-Aboriginal people.
  • Progress on closing the gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities in a number of health indicators such as: infant mortality, maternal health, suicide, mental health, addictions, life expectancy, birth rates, infant and child health issues, chronic diseases, illness and injury incidence, and the availability of appropriate health services.
  • Progress on eliminating the overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in youth custody over the next decade.
  • Progress on reducing the rate of criminal victimization of Aboriginal people, including data related to homicide and family violence victimization and other crimes.
  • Progress on reducing overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in justice and correctional systems.

Why “Not Started”

June 22, 2022 – Bill C-29, National Council for Reconciliation Act introduced in Parliament. The Bill would also lay the foundation to address Calls to Action 55 and 56.

The official government website “Delivering on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action” states:”The National Council for Reconciliation will be an independent, Indigenous-led, not-for-profit organization mandated to monitor and report on progress towards reconciliation and calls to action implementation. Once the National Council is formally established, reporting requirements for all levels of government will be developed and identified to demonstrate progress towards reconciliation.”

Interim Board appointed on Dec. 14, 2017 delivered their report to Minister Bennett on June, 12, 2018. The process for ongoing reporting from all jurisdictions – federal, provincial, territory – has not been defined nor have any timelines been established for process and protocols.

Significant Deletion on official federal government website “Delivering on the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action”

Deleted reference to “legislative requirements necessary for the council to operate and obtain the information necessary to carry out its work”

Current Status

July 5, 2022

In Progress

Previous Status

May 14, 2022

Not Started

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