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June 20th is World Refugee Day

June 20th is World Refugee Day, and this year’s theme is to demonstrate solidarity with refugees. Let us come together to show our support for refugees fleeing conflict and persecution.

BMG values corporate social responsibility and is a proud sponsor and partner in the Canadians and Refugees Building Bridges Together project. We believe that corporate social responsibility entails working together to create caring communities for the future. Refugees are entitled to dignity, respect, and freedom.

Let’s make this world peaceful and respectful for everyone, and remember that the refugee situation was “Never My Choice.

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Barnes Management Group Indigenous Services is excited to share with you that BMG Indigenous Services was featured in Forward, a highly regarded Indigenous magazine.

Forward Magazine’s mission is to explore and encourage meaningful conversations around Indigenous prosperity, wealth, and relationships.

Forward Magazine’s digital format was distributed to its entire audience (22,000 subscribers)! The print publication was also seen at the Calgary Forward Summit and distributed to Indigenous communities throughout Canada.

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June is National Indigenous History Month

Barnes Management Group, and Barnes Management Group Indigenous Services honours the history, culture, resilience and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples byhighlighting Indigenous voices in different aspects of Indigenous history, cultures and perspectives throughout the month of June. Each week we will honour the stories and elevate the voices of Indigenous people who have made an impact in their communities and beyond.

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Supreme Court Declares Indigenous Child Welfare Law Constitutional

The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously upheld federal child welfare law “An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, dismissing Quebec’s appeal in a landmark ruling affirming Indigenous peoples’ jurisdiction over child and family services. 

BMG Indigenous Services has developed a unique framework to advance self-determination in family and children’s services that can easily be adapted to your community’s unique needs. We have worked with five First Nations in Ontario in facilitating their processes to develop their own Child and Family Law. 

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

BMG honors the children who never returned home, the Survivors of residential schools and their families and communities. We urge you to find ways to commemorate the painful history and the generational impacts  experienced by the survivors, their families and their communities as part of the on-going Canadian reconciliation process.

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June is National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month

Click on the following links to learn more about the rich and diverse history of Indigenous people:

June 1 to 6: Women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people
June 5 to 11: Environment, traditional knowledge and territory
June 10 to 18: Children and youth
June 19 to 25: Languages, cultures and arts
June 26 to 30: Reconciliation

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Welcome to the BMG Team, Sarah Katz!

Barnes Management Group (BMG) is pleased to welcome Sarah Katz who is completing her Student Placement with us for the next several weeks. Sarah is currently in her foundational year of her Master of Social Work at the University of Windsor.

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BMG Placement Students – Welcome!

Barnes Management Group (BMG) is pleased to welcome four new placement students to the BMG Team. The four placement students are all completing their Master of Social Work program at Windsor University. Joining the BMG Team are Alysha Sheehan, Kristin Hunter, Charlene Randall, and Caitlin Carmichael. The placement students will be involved in a wide range of BMG initiatives including community building for newcomers, long-term care services, services for the Indigenous community and other key BMG services. Let us introduce you to this powerhouse team.

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BMG Welcomes Kathy and Monica to the BMG Team

Barnes Management Group (BMG) is pleased to welcome Kathy Mangunatmodjo and Monica Logtenberg to the BMG Team. Both Kathy and Monica are in the Master of Social Work program at Windsor University and are completing their student placement at BMG. Among other areas that they will be involved in, Kathy will focus on the BMG ReThink initiative on Long Term Care while Monica will focus on BMG ReThink initiative on the development of a Community of Care for Newcomers.

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September 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2022 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to action #80 the Federal Government enacted a holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which seeks to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis Survivors, their families and communities. It is intended as an opportunity to raise awareness and public commemoration of Indigenous history and the legacy of residential schools.

Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day to raise awareness of the impacts and inter-generational trauma individual, family and community  experienced and continues to experience, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”.  The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.