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Section 43 of the Criminal Code is a living and dangerous remnant of the system that caused such damage to Indigenous Peoples. Its repeal not only addresses the damage of the past, it safeguards the future of Indigenous children by removing the justification for the use of force in the discipline of children.


-- The Right Reverend Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop, Anglican Church of Canada

Indigenous Organizations that Support Equal Protection for Children*

Aboriginal Consulting Services Association of Alberta

Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI

Arctic Children and Youth Foundation / srs6b6gu hDy5 x7m mf4g5 tuz

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society

Caring for First Nations Children Society, Victoria, BC

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada / Société de soutien à l’enfance et à la
famille des Premières nations du Canada

Kativik School Board; Quebec / ᑲᑎᕕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓂᓕᕆᓂᖅ

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre; Winnipeg, MB

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC)

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre; ON

School of Indian Social Work, First Nations University of Canada; SK

School of Native Human Services, Laurentian University; ON

Secwepemc Child and Family Services; Kamloops, BC

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health; Ottawa, ON

*As indicated by their endorsement of the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth.