NWAC Partners with ESDC to Develop an Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework

June 14, 2017

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) and Economic and Social Development Canada (ESDC) have partnered on the development of an Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework that will ensure culturally-appropriate child care that reflects the unique needs of First Nations and Métis children and families. “It is unacceptable that Indigenous children continue to receive poorer services than the non-Indigenous children of Canada,” said NWAC Interim President Francyne Joe. “Our culture recognizes the value of each individual and celebrates their gifts in a way that gives our children a strong sense of self-worth and belonging; their childhoods are incomplete without learning these values and practicing these traditions.” NWAC and ESDC have reportedly already begun grassroots engagement with many different stakeholders in order to better inform the development of the framework. NationTalk