Danielle spent some time with us during her practicum. She share with us her experience:
One of the major learnings that I gained from my time as a practicum student with Creating Hope Society (CHS) was an understanding of the importance of engaging in advocacy. Being placed with a family liaison through the Aboriginal Mothers Advocacy Project (AMAP) allowed me to gain insight into advocacy on an individual level. During my time in AMAP, I
“If fathers were recognized as Parents, there would be less children in care!” Bernadette Iahtail
Aboriginal Fathers Love Their Children Too! Aboriginal fathers continue to be discriminated against, and that is in many respects a consequence of systemic racism within the child welfare system. Aboriginal fathers are often excluded from “family meetings”, and even when they are included they feel misunderstood, belittled and not respected in their interactions with child welfare workers.
Are you looking for a unique leadership opportunity? If you would like to create hope for a better future for Aboriginal people who work towards healing processes, support, reconciliation and advocate for changes in the Child Welfare system and in education then you are at the right place!
Creating Hope Society is looking for leaders like you to join our Board of Directors. Since 2006, our volunteer board has been the strategic heart of our organization,
The Sixties Scoop is a term that refers to a phenomenon in Canada, beginning in the 1960s and carrying on until the 1970s, of unusually high numbers of Aboriginal children apprehended from their families and fostered or adopted out, usually into non-Aboriginal families. These children have since articulated their sense of loss: loss of their cultural identity, lost contact with their birth families, barred access from medical histories and for status Indian children, loss of their status.
We were delighted to be invited to 100 Women Who Care’s quarterly fundraising event on April 16th, 2019 entitled: Let’s Hear It For The Boys! Our “Aboriginal Fathers Love Their Children Too!” program was nominated and drawn as one of the top three finalists. The event will take place at 6:00pm at London Villas Hub and is open for anyone to attend. Register for free on Eventbrite or on the