Justice for IW to partner with Caring Society for its 2016-2017 fund raising campaign


(OTTAWA) A new non-profit organization dedicated to promoting justice for Indigenous women and girls has selected the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (the Caring Society) as its first-ever organizational recipient — a collaboration that will take place during the 2016-2017 fundraising year.

“Since 1998, Cindy Blackstock and the Caring Society have been at the forefront of working for better outcomes for Indigenous children and families”, said Sylvia Smith, founder of Justice for Indigenous Women (J4IW). “We know that many missing and murdered Indigenous women, as well as Survivors of violence, are mothers – which is why the Caring Society’s work is so important, and the perfect organization to channel our inaugural year’s fundraising towards.”

“We’re in the early phases of our life as an organization, so we wanted to to work with a group that is all about strong beginnings”, explained J4IW board member Jennifer King. “For nearly 20 years no one has worked harder at making life better for Indigenous children in Canada than the Caring Society and we’re thrilled that they have accepted our donation.”

Justice for Indigenous Women fundraises through the sale of jewellery created by survivors of Indian Residential Schools and Canadians who wish to make gestures of reconciliation in the spirit of the call issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commision in its final report.