UFCW Canada Local 1006A is participating in the Bear Witness Day campaign on May 10 to raise awareness about the access First Nations children have to public services, including health care.
According to Kids Help Phone: "Under this legal rule, First Nations children and youth can access any public services (such as physical health, mental health, educational supports, early childhood services and more) without having to face inequities because they’re First Nations."https://kidshelpphone.ca/get-info/what-jordans-principle/
Despite this legal obligation, First Nation children are still facing challenges due to lack of adequate funding for healthcare, education and other social services. We are also calling on Jordan’s Principle to be fully implemented.
We will be coming together through a social media campaign to raise awareness and create change. Please post your photo holding a stuffed bear to your social media networks using the hashtags #bearwitnessday #jordansprinciple #ufcw1006a.