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National Council for Reconciliation
Call To Action:
55. We call upon all levels of government to provide annual
reports or any current data requested by the National
Council for Reconciliation so that it can report on the
progress towards reconciliation. The reports or data
would include, but not be limited to:
i. The number of Aboriginal children—including Métis
and Inuit children—in care, compared with nonAboriginal children, the reasons for apprehension,
and the total spending on preventive and care
services by child-welfare agencies.
ii. Comparative funding for the education of First
Nations children on and off reserves.
iii. The educational and income attainments of
Aboriginal peoples in Canada compared with nonAboriginal people.
iv. Progress on closing the gaps between Aboriginal and
non-Aboriginal communities in a number of health
indicators such as: infant mortality, maternal health,
suicide, mental health, addictions, life expectancy,
birth rates, infant and child health issues, chronic
diseases, illness and injury incidence, and the
availability of appropriate health services.
v. Progress on eliminating the overrepresentation of
Aboriginal children in youth custody over the next
vi. Progress on reducing the rate of criminal
victimization of Aboriginal people, including
data related to homicide and family violence
victimization and other crimes.
vii. Progress on reducing the overrepresentation of
Aboriginal people in the justice and correctional
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