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(calculating FNCFCS expenditures for 2013-2014 to 365 million dollars).
FNCFCS asked the CHRT to award the children impacted--going back to 2006--$20,000 each as compensation, which would then be pooled to be distributed for wellness services, culture, education and language.
Blackstock says a "substantial amount" of children would be eligible for the funding, which FNCFCS has suggested.
FNCFCS is accusing the government of stalling and wasting money after the government did not participate in the commission's recommendation of mediation.
With the assistance of FNCFCS staff, the successful applicants will help organize the session, help run the workshop and help put together the list of individuals and agencies that will be invited.
Caring Across the Boundaries grew out of some research done by the FNCFCS in 2003, explained Jacqueline Ramdatt, co-ordinator of the program.
"The bonus that the Human Rights Commission brings is that not only can they make a determination as to whether discrimination is happening, but even more importantly for us they can order a remedy to that discrimination that is binding in federal court," said Cindy Blackstock, the executive director of FNCFCS.
Furthermore, the AFN and the FNCFCS will be holding a fundraising campaign to alleviate the costs of this endeavor.
Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (FNCFCS), the organization co-ordinating the campaign to have governments adopt Jordan's Principle, was thrilled to see the private members motion on Jordan's Principle receive so much support in the House.
The FNCFCS Web site has a joint declaration of support for Jordan's Principle posted on it, and so far, close to 1,400 individuals and organizations have signed on.
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