The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) advocates internationally to address gaps in programs and for urban Indigenous people in Canada. The NAFC regularly prepares United Nation (UN) submissions that outline how the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and other UN conventions support the need for culturally safe and wraparound services.
Past Submissions and Testimonies
- Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) 132nd Session, 27 June – 23 July 2021 in preparation for Canada’s 7th Periodic Review (2021)
- Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in advance of its preparation of the Day of General Discussion: "Children’s Rights and Alternative Care" 16 - 17 September 2021 (2021)
- Submission to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in advance of its preparation of the Day of General Discussion on the Rights of Indigenous women and girls (2021)
- UN Questionnaire from the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2021)