The disparity in education funding on and off reserve is unacceptable.
Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children and Youth says tackling that issue is one of his top priorities.
It’s in everyone’s best interest, Corey O’Soup explains, because as a report from Dr. Eric Howe with the University of Saskatchewan estimates, there could be a $90-billion impact by investing in education.
With more education, they aren’t taxing the child welfare system or later the criminal justice system, and further on down the road these children will have jobs and pay taxes.
In O’Soup’s first Annual Report in the Legislative Assembly, he says listening to young people, their families and communities for their perspective on the challenges they face is how he intends to move forward in his role as Advocate.