National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking

Canada and the Assembly of First Nations launch the Specific Claims Reform Co-Development Process

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

The ultimate goal of the Specific Claims Reform Co-Development Process is the establishment of an independent Specific Claims Resolution Centre.

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  • The ultimate goal of the Specific Claims Reform Co-Development Process is the establishment of an independent Specific Claims Resolution Centre.
  • "For generations, First Nations have called for the elimination of the Government of Canada's conflict of interest and the creation of a fully independent specific claims process.The launch of the Specific Claims Implementation Working Group marks a significant advancement in our collective efforts to improve the specific claims process.
  • We look forward to making progress with the Government of Canada to create a fair and equitable specific claims process."
  • The specific claims process is voluntary for First Nations and provides a way to resolve disputes outside of the court system.

Black & Veatch Initiates Sponsorship to Help Combat Human Trafficking

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

It is truly tragic that slavery persists today in the form of human trafficking across the globe, said Mario Azar, Chairman and CEO of Black & Veatch.

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  • It is truly tragic that slavery persists today in the form of human trafficking across the globe, said Mario Azar, Chairman and CEO of Black & Veatch.
  • These organizations help empower victims of human trafficking.
  • Our partnership with Black & Veatch will make a long-term impact and help protect people in poverty from violence.
  • Black & Veatch launched its anti-human trafficking partnership efforts in September when Mario Azar became the companys Chairman and CEO.

NWAC Annual Report Card of Government’s National Action Plan to Address MMIWG and Violence Finds (Very) Little Progress; Nanos Survey Shows Canadians Agree

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Friday, June 3, 2022

OTTAWA, June 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A comprehensive analysis of the federal government’s National Action Plan to address violence against Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people finds little progress has been made over the past year to reduce the shocking number of murders and disappearances.

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  • When the National Action Plan was released, NWAC dismissed it as an aspirational document with no funding, timelines, or measurable goals.
  • The federal budget of 2021 directed $2.2 billion over five years to address the genocide against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people.
  • The National Action Plan, as it was drafted, was actually a recipe for inaction, and the people represented by our organization are paying the price.
  • The Annual Scorecard of the National Action Plan and The Scorecard of the NWAC National Action Plan: Our Calls, Our Actions are available at www.NWAC.ca .

Canadians Far More Likely to Say Government’s Efforts to Protect Indigenous Women Have Been Poor Rather than Good: New Nanos Poll

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Friday, June 3, 2022

OTTAWA, June 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadians are three times more likely to say their country has done a poor job of curtailing the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous women than to praise the work it has done federally to stop the bloodshed, a new poll suggests.

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  • Just 12 per cent said the governments performance has been good (score of 7-10) , and another 33 per cent said it was average (score of 4-6).
  • Those results were echoed when Nanos asked whether the government has done a good job of making communities safe for this vulnerable demographic.
  • Our poll suggests Canadians are aware of this issue, and they want the government to take effective measures to stop the violence.
  • Canadians are not happy with government inaction when the lives of Indigenous women, girls, and gender-diverse people are at stake.

Government of Canada reaffirms commitment to address the ongoing tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in Canada is an ongoing national tragedy.

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  • Violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in Canada is an ongoing national tragedy.
  • During the ceremony, the Government of Canada reaffirmed its commitment to continue working with families and communities to respond to this national tragedy.
  • Following the ceremony, the Government of Canada released its report that outlines some of the work undertaken over the last year under the Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People.
  • Our government is moving forward in partnership to bring necessary change and to end the enduring violence.."
    The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People National Action Plan including the Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People, was released on June 3, 2021.

Statement by Minister Marci Ien to Mark the Start of Canada's Pride Season

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

OTTAWA, ON, June 1, 2022 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, today issued the following statement to kick off Pride Season in Canada.

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  • OTTAWA, ON, June 1, 2022 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, today issued the following statement to kick off Pride Season in Canada.
  • "Today marks the start of Pride Season, a special time to celebrate the diversity and many contributions of LGBTQ2 communities across Canada, and to reflect on the road toward inclusion, equality, and appreciation.
  • It's also a time to remember the trailblazing activists that risked everything to fight for equality.
  • We owe so much to the change-makers who came before us, and the people that fearlessly share their stories.

Statement by Minister Qualtrough on National AccessAbility Week

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Sunday, May 29, 2022

GATINEAU, QC, May 29, 2022 /CNW/ - The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, today issued the following statement:

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  • GATINEAU, QC, May 29, 2022 /CNW/ - The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, today issued the following statement:
    On May 29th, Canada will kick off our sixth annual National AccessAbility Week.
  • National AccessAbility Week is a time to celebrate the rich talent and contributions of persons with disabilities in Canada.It's a moment to lift up the individuals, organizations, and communities that are doing the work to remove barriers, and make this country more inclusive.
  • We want you to imagine a Canada where no one is left out.
  • So this National AccessAbility Week, let's celebrate our community, and keep working to build a country where persons with disabilities are not just accommodated but included.We can do better.

ECRI Publicly Supports IHI Declaration to Advance Patient Safety

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- ECRI, the nation's largest patient safety organization, announces its unity with the United States' top safety experts in calling for a total systems approach to safety, a theme that was the central focus at the May 2022 Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Patient Safety Congress.

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  • As nation's largest patient safety organization, ECRI & ISMP PSO proposes total system approach to patient safety
    PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --ECRI, the nation's largest patient safety organization, announces its unity with the United States' top safety experts in calling for a total systems approach to safety, a theme that was the central focus at the May 2022 Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Patient Safety Congress.
  • During its annual convening of national safety leaders, IHI leadership announced its Declaration to Advance Patient Safety, an initiative focused on addressing safety from a total systems approach, as presented in the 2020 National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety.
  • "As a member of the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety that created the National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety, ECRI fully supports this renewed call to action as outlined in the recent Declaration," states Chief Medical Officer Dheerendra Kommala, MD.
  • ECRI's 2022 Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns outlined many complex safety issues which can be addressed by a total systems approach to safety.

Health Leaders Urge Immediate Action on Patient and Workforce Safety

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The NSC pressed for immediate action to address safety from a total systems approach and implored leaders to adopt safety as a core value and foster collective action to uphold this value.

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  • The NSC pressed for immediate action to address safety from a total systems approach and implored leaders to adopt safety as a core value and foster collective action to uphold this value.
  • An emerging body of evidence reveals that health care safety has declined significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The pandemic has also magnified patient and workforce safety risks and harms and introduced new threats to an already fragile system.
  • Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety , developed in 2020 by the 27 organizations that comprise the NSC, provides concrete guidance for leaders to assess and fortify their systems approach to safety by driving improvement in four foundational areas: Culture, Leadership, and Governance; Patient and Family Engagement; Workforce Safety; and Learning System.

Indigenous women's and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations are supported to end violence against vulnerable people

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Friday, May 6, 2022

The Government of Canada is working with partners to end violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in Canada through solutions that will protect vulnerable people and address the root-causes of this violence.

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  • The Government of Canada is working with partners to end violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in Canada through solutions that will protect vulnerable people and address the root-causes of this violence.
  • These 18 organizations are well-positioned to empower and engage Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples to support real and meaningful systemic change in Canada.
  • "We welcome the commitment from the federal government to prioritize the engagement of Indigenous women's and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations.
  • Budget 2022 further invested in addressing the root causes to help end violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.