Canada

Native Youth Sexual Health Network

The Native Youth Sexual Health Network is an organization throughout Canada and the United States that is aiming to work through issues related to sexual relationships and reproduction through the continent in a human rights perspective. Their website includes information on fighting homophobia and transphobia, as well as different projects such as the Grandmother Spirit Project and School Pushout. Also listed on the website is phone numbers for help-lines and different useful centres/circles.

World Vision: Canadian Programs

World Vision has been working in Canada to improve the quality of life for children in low-income families, families that are new to Canada and Aboriginal families. There are three reporta attached that outline the difference they have made in Canada. Their website also provides information about their global programs.

PovNet

PovNet is an online database of different resources, poverty action advocates and government information. The website includes information on how to apply for EI, social housing, etc. It also includes links to government information, research and general information about poverty.

Indigenous Child Poverty

Keeping the Promise is an advocacy group that's goals is to end child poverty - on their website, they have a specfiic section for Indigenous child poverty. This section includes an explanation of systemic disadvantage, explaining how reconciliation is possible and also includes resources for both students and teachers.

2013 Annual Canadian Human Rights Commission Report: Aboriginal

The Canadian Human Rights Commission published a 2013 report stating that Aboriginal people are often disadvantaged and face more discrimination. The report states that many Aboriginal women do not seek justice for fear of retaliation by those who are discriminating against them. The report also states that the federal government needs to call an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and then goes on to state that overall, Aboriginal people are disadvantaged compared to their non-Aboriginal counterparts in almost every sector. 

Native Women's Association of Canada

The Native Women's Association of Canada strives to better the lives of Indigenous women, girls and their families through advocacy and policy work. Some of their main areas of interest are: education, health, justice, violence protection and human rights. Their website explains the issues within each area - for example, the high numbers of Aboriginal women in prison is listed under justice. They provide documents and resources on how change can be achieved. 

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